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Becoming a Chiropractor in South Dakota - SD

How to Become a Chiropractor in South Dakota

The licensing process for those interested in becoming chiropractors in South Dakota is regulated by the South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The state’s regulatory agencies ensure that applicants are qualified and have completed the necessary theoretical and practical training.


Requirements include:

  • Candidates must pay all applicable exam and license fees
  • Passing Parts I-IV of The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Exams
  • Passing of the Physiotherapy portion of the NBCE Exam
  • Complete 2 years of pre-professional education (transitioning to a baccalaureate degree on January 1st 2011)
  • Complete a four year course of study through an institution accredited by the Council for Chiropractic Education
  • Complete 40 continuing education hours every two years

South Dakota’s licensure guidelines ensure that candidates have completed a standardized course of study and clinical rotations in order to meet all consumer protection standards.

South Dakota’s standards for reciprocity licensing require completion of all required examinations, active practice of at least five years immediately prior to the application for reciprocal licensure.

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