Chiropractors treat human ailments by adjusting the neuromusculoskeletal structures, primarily by hand or instrument, through spinal care. They may withdraw or order the withdrawal of a patient`s blood for diagnostic purposes; perform or utilize routine laboratory tests; perform physical examinations; render nutritional advice; and, perform or utilize chiropractic physiotherapy procedures. They may choose to specialize in orthopedics, diagnostics, radiology, neurology, nutrition, sports medicine, sports injuries, or industrial injuries.
Code Citation IC, Chapter 151; 645 IAC 41-45
Who Applies Chiropractic students or recent graduates of chiropractic schools or colleges. Any other applicants (e.g., out-of-state) should apply before practicing in Iowa.
When To Apply Chiropractic students may apply just before or after graduation or before practicing in Iowa
Initial Requirements An applicant must graduate from an Iowa-approved chiropractic college having status with the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE), pass Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Physiotherapy of the National Board exam, A licensed chiropractor in another state must comply with all requirements for Iowa licensure.
Duration Two years.
Processing Time 30 days after all paperwork is in the office.
Fee Structure License: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf Renewal https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/645.5.pdf
Renewal Requirements http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Chiropractic
Exam Applicants must pass Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy of the National Board exam.
Additional Information Chiropractic students or recent graduates of chiropractic schools or colleges. Any other applicants (e.g., out-of-state) should apply before practicing in Iowa.