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Board of Chiropractic - Apply For a New License

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Application Guidelines

The document below explains the required steps to complete the application process.  While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously. Best practice is to apply for a new license online.

Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to plpublic@idph.iowa.gov .

To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.

Click here to Access Online Services or to Apply Online

Applications are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible, in the order received,  typically within 5 business days.

  • Refer to the Application Guidelines above to determine what steps you can complete while awaiting review.
  • Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required to approve the license.

Application Rules

Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee.

Exam Information

Apply directly to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) to take the examination. Successful completion of Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy are required for licensure.

Application Forms

Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time.  Click here to apply, renew, or reactivate online.  For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174.  For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254. 

For Intern Resident or Preceptor Approval use the forms below and completed froms can be emailed to PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov 

Application for Chiropractic Board Intern/Resident Approval for Preceptorship

Application for Chiropractic Board Preceptor Approval 

 

 

For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174.  For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254. 

 

 

Related Links

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
5401 W. 10th Street, Suite 101
Greeley, CO 80634
Tel: (970) 356-3500
Fax: (970) 356-3599
Web: www.fclb.org

Examination Information:
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
901 - 54th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634
Tel: (970) 356-9100
Web: www.nbce.org

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)
8049 N. 85th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-4321
Web: www.CCE-USA.org

Iowa Chiropractic Society
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Tel: (515) 867-2800
Fax: (515) 334-1174

Web: www.iowadcs.org

Email: staff@iowadcs.org

 

Contact Information & Office Hours

Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

 

Phone: (515) 281-0254

Fax: (515) 281-3121

Bureau Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure

Online Licensure Services: https://amanda-portal.idph.state.ia.us/ibpl/portal/

Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov

 

Office Hours:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays