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Becoming a Chiropractor in Rhode Island - RI

How to Become a Chiropractor in Rhode Island

Requirements for becoming a chiropractor in Rhode Island are set by the Rhode Island Department of heath, which is the regulatory body for chiropractic medicine and licensure. The practice of chiropractic medicine in the state of Rhode Island is regulated, and licensure is required.


Requirements for state licensure include the following:

  • Applicant must be 23 years or older
  • Have graduated from an institution accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Have completed a year of internship
  • Have successfully passed the designated portions of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examinations
  • Provide proof of citizenship
  • Provide three letters of recommendations from chiropractors
  • Provide on faculty letter of recommendation
  • Provide transcripts
  • Provide two passport photos
  • Pay all licensing and examination fees
  • Complete 60 hours of continuing education every three years

These requirements ensure that chiropractors in the state of Rhode Island meet exacting standards for practice of chiropractic medicine. Most schools will provide support for ensuring that all licensure guidelines are being met to facilitate effective transition from student to practitioner.

Practitioners that are licensed in other states and desire to practice in Rhode Island can apply for license transfers, and in these cases certain examination and reference letter requirements may be waived.

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