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Chiropractic Examiners

Application for Licensure

ASBCE does not reciprocate with any other states.

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Application for Licensure Information

Please note: NBCE Parts I, II, III, IV & the Physiological Therapeutic section will be mandatory effective July 1, 2016 and the ASBCE Board Practical exam will be repealed.

The Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners offers a new doctor orientation four times year. January, April, July and October. The new doctor orientation is a pre-requisite to licensure.

Applicants that have NOT graduated Chiropractic College:

If you are an Active Military member stationed in Arkansas or a returning Veteran or the spouse of one, please submit the Military Expedite form with your license applicaiton.

Please complete the License Application and mail it with the required fees to:

101 East Capitol Ave., Ste. 209
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Temporary License Information

Fees - made payable to the ASBCE:

  • $30 Temporary License Application Fee

An applicant may apply for a temporary license once a COMPLETED application for licensure is on file with the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Temporary license applications are voted on by the full Board.
Supervised Temporary License
After a temporary license holder has received approval from the Board, he may perform any acts or practices that a licensed Arkansas Chiropractor may do, as long as it is under the supervision of the supervising Chiropractor who must remain on the premises when these acts or practices are being performed.

Upon satisfactory evidence being submitted to the Board as to an applicant's ability and integrity and when no regular examination will be held within thirty (30) days from the date of an application for a temporary license, the board may, if approved by at least two-thirds of the membership of the Board, issue to the applicant a permit to practice until the next regular meeting of the Board.
Supervising Doctor Requirements:

Have an active Chiropractic license of 3 years or longer.

Not have had any disciplinary action levied against him by any Board in the past 5 years.

Have no more than two (2) temporary license holders under his direct supervision at one time.

Unsupervised Temporary License

The Board may at its discretion, issue a temporary license to a Doctor of Chiropractic who holds a current license in another state, to practice in Arkansas until his next scheduled examination and exempt him/her from any supervisory requirement. 

Please complete the Temporary License Application form and mail it with the required fee to ASBCE 101 E. Capitol Ave., Ste. 209 Little Rock, AR 72201.


Chiropractic Aides

Ark. Code Ann. § 17-81-102(4) 'Chiropractic aide' means an unlicensed member of the chiropractic team who may assist a chiropractic physician in the performance of those procedures and techniques constituting the practice of chiropractic as defined in this chapter with the exception of spinal manipulation and adjustment, provided that such assistance shall be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed chiropractic physician.

Code Ark. R. 029.00.2-E(2)
(a) The chiropractic aide may not render any diagnosis, submit treatment plans to patients, or in any other way assume responsibility for the management of patient care.
(b) The chiropractic aide may not render any manipulative adjustment treatment or spinal mobilization.
(c) The chiropractic aide may perform specific testing procedures and/or adjunctive therapeutics under the order, direction and responsibility of the supervising doctor.
(d) Chiropractic aides must obtain a Radiologic Technology License through the Arkansas Department of Health to perform x-rays. The Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act, Act 1071 of 1999, requires that individuals who use radioactive materials or medical equipment emitting or detecting ionizing radiation on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, be licensed to do so.
(e) In lieu of obtaining a Radiologic Technology License under subpart (d), chiropractic aides may obtain certification through the American Chiropractic Registry of Radiological Technologists (ACRRT) program upon successfully completing a course of instruction consisting of didactic classroom hours and examination. The course must be recommended by the Board. ACRRT recertification requires a minimum of 6 hours of continuing education administered by a state or national organization approved by the Board for this purpose.

ADH Radiologic Technology link.

Chiropractic Preceptorship Information

The Preceptorship program has been established in order to allow a chiropractic student in the final clinical phase of thier training to practice under the direct, on-site, supervision of a chiropractor licensed in this state.

Preceptor(supervisor) Application to be submitted to the board.

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