Apply for a License


All applicants for a license must apply online through the eLicense portal. Once you have reviewed the information on this page, proceed to the eLicense portal (using Chrome or Fire Fox- the portal is not compatible with Explorer) and register and create a new user account to file your application.

Required Documents

The following documents must be sent to the Board office directly from the issuing entity by either mail or email. Transcripts and license verifications sent via email must be official documents. Do not submit unofficial transcripts.

77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

·         Official transcripts:

o   All chiropractic educational institutions attended. (A physiotherapy transcript is required from applicants who did not take physiotherapy as part of their doctor of chiropractic program core curriculum.)

o   National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

o  Educational institution where bachelor, masters, or doctorate degree (other than a doctorate of chiropractic degree) was earned for those applicants who graduated from chiropractic college on or after June 30, 2010.

·         Fingerprint Background Check Results

o   Click here for Criminal Records Check instructions.

o   You must complete both the BCI&I fingerprint card AND the FBI fingerprint card

  Mail completed fingerprint cards & fee to: Ohio BCI&I,  PO Box 365,  London OH, 43140

·         Verification of licensure

o   Sent from each state in which a chiropractic license was ever issued regardless of current status.

Please note:

FBI/BCI background check results and state license verifications expire 6 months from date of receipt. If you are not licensed before expiration of these documents, they must be updated and resubmitted. Applications and the $250 application fee expire 1 year from the date of filing. If you are not licensed within one year of the date of your application, you will be required to reapply and pay the $250 application fee. Transcripts and NBCE scores are retained for one year from date of application. 

You must upload the following documents in the portal with your application:

·         A passport type photograph taken within the preceding six months no smaller than 2”x 2” and no larger than 3”x 5.”

·         Supporting documentation for affirmative answers related to Background Questions, if applicable:

o   Criminal Case Form

o   Civil Action Form


You must provide one email address to be considered your email of record.  This email address must be used to set up your user account for the online Jurisprudence exam. 

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. The results of your criminal records check is not a public record and will only be made available to the Board.

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 each criminal case.) 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. If your application is refused or denied by the Board, you will be afforded an opportunity for hearing on the matter.


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 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.
  • 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 the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4734 and 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. Please only contact the Board office regarding your license after the exam if you have not received your official notification of licensure after 3 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.


If you have any questions please contact the Ohio State Chiropractic Board at



Elizabeth N. Moore, Executive Director
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-644-7032 | 888-772-1384
Fax 614-752-2539