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Becoming a Chiropractor in New Jersey - NJ

How to Become a Chiropractor in New Jersey

The steps to becoming a chiropractor in New Jersey go beyond mere schooling. Yes, one must undergo the proper training, take certain courses and get a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in order to become licensed to practice chiropractic medicine in New Jersey. However, there are other requirements that must be fulfilled.


Here are the steps explaining how to become a chiropractor in New Jersey:

  1. Complete at least 90 undergraduate credits and/or receive a bachelor degree.
  2. Complete a Doctor of Chiropractic program at a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. This program will take four years to complete and must include at least 4200 hours of education, split among coursework, laboratory time and clinical practice experience.
  3. Take and pass the national examination given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The four part examination is given twice yearly and covers radiology interpretation and diagnosis, techniques in chiropractic medicine and case management.
  4. Complete the online jurisprudence examination and application for licensure of the New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This will include submitting appropriate documentation, the application and any application and licensure fees necessary.
  5. Upon receipt of your completed application and all applicable materials, the board will review the information and submit a license to you in a timely manner. You are not permitted to practice chiropractic medicine or take chiropractic jobs in New Jersey before receiving that license.

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