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Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Notice Regarding Criminal Background Checks

An applicant applying for a chiropractic license by examination or credentials is required by 12 AAC 16.030(7) or 12 AAC 16.033(10), respectively to submit an official criminal background check from all states in which an applicant has ever been licensed and from the primary residence state. Please note the following:

  • Criminal background checks can come directly from the issuing agency to our office.
  • Criminal background checks can come from the applicant if the report remains in its original, sealed envelope.
  • The preferred method of receiving background checks is via hardcopy mail.
  • Criminal background checks will be accepted via e-mail only if it can be verified that the sender e-mail belongs to a government e-mail address or similar authority.
  • Some states do not allow distribution of criminal background checks to third parties or will not provide a report to the applicant if the intent is to forward it to a third party. If you have been licensed in a state that does not authorize the release of a criminal record report to a third party, please submit supporting documentation. Click here for an example of supporting documentation.

Initial License Applications

Renewal and Reinstatement Applications

Please do not submit your certificates with your renewal application. Only submit documentation of your continuing education activity if you are notified that you have randomly been selected for an audit.

NOTE: Licenses lapsed or in retired status for more than five years may not be reinstated. See the initial license application.

Continuing Education Applications

Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick Links, located in the sidebar to the right.