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Becoming a Chiropractor in Tennessee - TN

How to Become a Chiropractor in Tennessee

Chiropractic medicine in Tennessee is regulated by the Department of Health.  All Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine engaging in practice in the state must be licensed and adhere to established regulatory standards and follow all continuing education guidelines.


Licensing criteria for becoming a chiropractor in Tennessee is:

  • A baccalaureate degree (for candidates applying after the year 2000)
  • Completion of a four-year chiropractic program accredited by the CCE
  • Official transcripts from both the school issuing the bachelor’s degree and the chiropractic institution mailed directly to the Board Office
  • Signed passport photo not greater than 12 months old
  • Passing part I-IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exams
  • Passing the Physiotherapy portion of the NBCE Exam
  • Completion of the mandatory practitioners profile
  • Copy of diploma from the school of chiropractic medicine
  • Paying all applicable examination and licensing fees
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Completing 24 hours of continuing education annually

Reciprocal licensure for individuals already licensed to practice in other states requires submission of transcripts from the school of chiropractic medicine attended, copy of diploma, la letter of recommendation, verification of out-of-state licensure, passport photo and payment of all applicable fees.

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