If you’ve clicked the link to this page, then there’s a little part of you that has some interest in becoming a chiropractor or at least learning about what it takes to become one. That is fantastic!!!
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, you have to become licensed in each state you wish to practice in. Those individual states have different requirements for application, but there are primarily 4 things you have to do. Step 1: you will need to receive a bachelors degree in a qualifying field. This can be done at the undergraduate school of your choice or you can earn one at most of the chiropractic colleges. Step 2: You will need to attend a CCE accredited Chiropractic college and graduate. It is usually a 3-4 year commitment on top of what you had to do for your bachelors degree. Step 3: You will need to pass all 5 parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners testing (there are a few states where you do not need all 5 parts). 4 of the 5 tests are written and the final test is a combination of hands-on, radiology interpretation, patient interaction, and clinical reasoning. Step 4: apply for the state you wish to practice in and pass their individual tests. There is usually an application fee associated as well as a waiting period before a license will officially be distributed.
I have included a few links to different websites that can help explain more, feel free to check them out.