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Becoming a Chiropractor in Maine - ME

How to Become a Chiropractor in Maine

Maine defines chiropractic medicine as the healing art and applied science of identifying and correcting subluxations and the physiological or mechanical abnormalities that result from these subluxations. Chiropractic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent recuperative capability with regard to the spinal column, musculoskeletal and nervous system. Doctors of Chiropractic in Maine are health care providers who use chiropractic methodologies to provide non invasive, non medicinal therapeutics. These include diagnostic, therapeutic, adjustive or manipulative technique, excluding prescriptive medication or surgery.


The following steps outline how to become a chiropractor in Maine:

  1. Graduate from high school. For those planning a career as a chiropractor, courses to take include college prep, sciences and human anatomy and health.
  2. Receive a two-year college degree. While the state provides some latitude on this requirement, courses in English and biology must be included.
  3. Receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a chiropractic college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or by an agency with equal standards of accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  4. Pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam, parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy.
  5. Pass the Maine Jurisprudence take-home examination.
  6. Submit an application, license fee of $225, application fee of $250, and a criminal background check fee of $21, to: Board of Chiropractic Licensure, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035.

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