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Becoming a Chiropractor in New Hampshire - NH

How to Become a Chiropractor in New Hampshire

Are you interested in helping people to relieve pain without the assistance of drugs and invasive surgery? If so, perhaps you should learn how to become a chiropractor in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau predict that between 2008 and 2018 the number of chiropractors working in the state will rise by 19.3%. This growth rate means that by 2008 an estimated 253 chiropractors will be employed statewide.


In order to join this fast growing profession, aspiring chiropractors will need to fulfill regulation and licensing guidelines set forth by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services—Chiropractic Board of Examiners. For instance, all chiropractors must be United States residents, but not necessarily New Hampshire residents. Next, all chiropractors must complete a formal education and training program that results in a chiropractic degree. Furthermore, all would-be chiropractors must score at least a 70% or higher on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners test.

After these three major qualifying criteria are satisfied, professionals are required to submit a completed “Application for a License to Practice Chiropractic” form to the board along with official school transcripts, two letters of reference from Doctors of Chiropractic, and an examination fee ($150) and license fee ($150). Once the application is approved, chiropractors are legally allowed to pursue a job. License renewal is dependent on paying a $300 renewal fee and completing twenty hours of continuing education in chiropractic matters every two years. Currently, there are roughly 420 active chiropractic licenses in New Hampshire.

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