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Becoming a Chiropractor in New York - NY

How to Become a Chiropractor in New York

Chiropractic is the fastest growing alternative health care method in the United States. Those curious about how to become a chiropractor in New York should contact the New York State Education Department Division of Professional Licensing Services for specific inquires. Other great resources for general and up-to-date information in chiropractic can be found via the American Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Association.


All states require chiropractors to be licensed. In New York, chiropractors must be at least twenty-one years old, be legally allowed to work in the United States, and be free of any past criminal behavior or disciplinary action that may impede the ability to practice chiropractic medicine safely and ethically. In terms of formal education, chiropractors must accomplish two years of pre-professional college courses and four years of residency in a chiropractic degree program. Ideally, students should enroll in education and training programs that qualify them to take a national and/or state competency examination in chiropractic, because examination is also a mandatory prerequisite to licensure. Once these steps are completed, chiropractors must submit an “Application for Licensure and First Registration” form along with a $294 licensing and registration fee to the Division of Professional Licensing Services. To maintain licensure and registration, chiropractors in New York must partake in at least thirty-six hours of continuing education in chiropractic studies and activities every three years.

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