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The following documents must be received and approved by the Board prior to being authorized to take the Jurisprudence exam. You will receive an email notification once all items have been received and your file is complete.
Application and $250 non-refundable fee.
Made payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio or you may pay by VISA or MasterCard.
Official transcripts, sent directly from each of the following institutions:
chiropractic educational institutions attended. (A physiotherapy transcript is required from applicants who did not take physiotherapy as part of their chiropractic college core curriculum).
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Educational institution where bachelor, masters, or doctorate degree was earned for those applicants who graduate from chiropractic college on or after June 30, 2010
Fingerprint Background Check Results
All applicants for licensure are required to submit to a fingerprint criminal background check. Fingerprint results expire six months from the date of receipt. Please refer to the attached Criminal Records Check instructions for more detailed information.
Verification of licensure
Sent from each state in which a chiropractic license was ever issued regardless of current status. Such verification must be sent directly to the board office by the issuing licensing authority.
A passport type photograph taken within the preceding six months. All photographs shall be no smaller than 2”x 2” and no larger than 3”x 5.”
The application for a license to practice chiropractic in the state of Ohio consists of an Application and Blank Forms. Answer all questions on the application.
Only complete a form if you have answered a question that relates to that form
. Your application is NOT considered complete until it is filed with the Board and all supporting forms, documents and fees have been received.
You must provide one email address to be considered your email of record. This email address must also be used to set up your user account for the online Jurisprudence exam. Email is the Board’s preferred method of contact and all exam information and your Jurisprudence exam transcript will be sent to your email address.
You must immediately notify the Board in writing of any changes to the answers to any of the questions contained in the application and associated forms if such a change occurs at any time prior to licensure.
You must answer all questions contained in the application and associated forms truthfully and accurately to the best of your knowledge. Failure to provide the information requested and/or to answer the questions truthfully and completely may lead to denial of your application or disciplinary action.
If applicable, you must disclose any and all information requested pertaining to your criminal history. Relying on the results of your fingerprint background check is not a defense for failing to disclose your criminal history.
If you have more than one incident to disclose on any form, you must copy the form and provide a completed form for each incident. You may not provide information pertaining to multiple incidents on one form. (Example: Form 1 must be copied and completed for
You may be charged for any fee the Board incurs for obtaining records to confirm information you disclose on your application.
Approval to take the online Jurisprudence Examination may be delayed until all information disclosed is collected, verified, and reviewed by the Board.
Your application will be processed only after you provide all necessary information. To avoid delays, be sure to:
Type or print your answers clearly and legibly.
Answer every question.
Complete all forms required.
Sign and date the bottom of each page of the application.
Thoroughly read the Affidavit and Authorization for Release of Information. Sign the page in your own handwriting and have it acknowledged before a notary public.
If you are not sure of dates, places, or other information requested, it is your responsibility to consult with the entity involved to obtain accurate and complete information.
Where indicated, check the box in front of the word "yes" or "no" to designate your answer. You must answer each question with a "yes" or "no" response.
FAILING TO PROVIDE OR TO ACCURATELY PROVIDE THE REQUESTED INFORMATION ON YOUR APPLICATION AND FORMS AND/OR MAKING A FALSE, FRAUDULENT, OR DECEITFUL STATEMENT ON YOUR APPLICATION AND FORMS MAY RESULT IN THE BOARD REFUSING TO ISSUE A LICENSE TO PRACTICE CHIROPRACTIC OR IMPOSING DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
Test Preparation & Results
The Board’s Jurisprudence examination is given online. There is no filing deadline for the exam. Once your application is complete and has been approved by the Board you will receive notification via email stating that your file is complete and that you may proceed with taking the online Jurisprudence Examination.
This email will be sent to your email address of record and will provide specific instructions on how to access and take the online Jurisprudence Examination
If your application is refused or denied by the Board, you will be afforded an opportunity for hearing on the matter.
The Jurisprudence exam will test you on your knowledge of the Board’s laws and rules which can be accessed on the Board’s website at
under the Laws and Rules tab. You must study both the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4734
the Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4734.
A minimum score of 75% is required to pass the Jurisprudence exam. Once you complete the exam you will see your score and a transcript will be sent to you and to the Board. It may take up to five business days for the Board to process your license once your passing exam transcript is received. Please only contact the Board office regarding your license after the exam if you have not received your official notification of licensure after 5 business days.
You may not begin practicing until you receive a letter from the Board verifying your passing score and license number
If you fail the Jurisprudence exam, you must retake it until you pass.
Helpful Hints and Suggestions
Do not make commitments on loans or practice start dates.
Make sure all application materials and fees are sent to the Board in accordance with the directions set forth in the instructions.
If there are items on the application about which the Board requires additional information, or if there is any derogatory information that comes to light, the review process may take longer. If the Board is unable to obtain records or verify information, the Board may hold your application until such time as all information is verified. This may result in your inability to take the online Jurisprudence Examination at the desired time.
The Board is prohibited by law from issuing a license to any applicant until the results of the fingerprint background check is received. You may submit to the background check up to six months preceding your date of application for licensure. Fingerprint results expire six months from date they are received by the Board. Should you wish to take the exam beyond six months from the date of receipt you will be required to resubmit to another fingerprint background check.
It may take several weeks for your criminal records check results to be sent to the Board office.
You will not be permitted to take the online Jurisprudence Examination until the results of the background check, along with all other required documents, are received
If you have any further questions about this application or filing procedures please contact the Ohio State Chiropractic Board at
Kelly Caudill, Executive Director
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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