Chiropractic Examiners: FAQs
Q. What is required to obtain a license?
Completed application form ($300 initial application fee – nonrefundable)
$350 application fee (nonrefundable)
Letter-sized and notarized copy of the applicant's original chiropractic diploma
2” x 2” passport-type photograph
Transcript of credits from chiropractic college
Transcripts documenting two years of pre-chiropractic, post-secondary education
Transcript from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (parts I, II, III, IV and physiotherapy exam), demonstrating a passing score
Verification of licensure in good standing in any state where the applicant holds a current or inactive license, sent directly from the state licensing agency to the New Mexico board
Applicant's agreement to a background check through the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
Passing the jurisprudence examination with a score of at least 75 percent
Q. How often is the jurisprudence examination administered?
The jurisprudence examination is administered in response to the submission of an application for license. Once the complete application packet is received, the jurisprudence exam is sent to the applicant, along with the board's rules and regulations.
Q. Will the Board notify me if I am missing some documents from my application?
Yes. A status letter will be sent with notification of missing documents.
Q. Who can write letters of recommendation?
Anyone who can recommend the applicant professionally and speak to the applicant's professional activities, such as colleagues or supervisors.
Q. I really need a license right now. May I be issued a temporary license?
- A temporary license to practice chiropractic is valid for a total of only 12 continuous days during a 12 month period immediately following its effective date
- The temporary license cannot be used to practice chiropractic for any other purposes than therein specified. Locum tenens work for chiropractors practicing in the state is prohibited under this license.
Q. What happens when my application is approved by the Board?
You will receive a letter notifying you that your application has been approved for licensure and that a $300 initial licensure fee is due before you can receive your license.
Q. When will I have to renew my license?
All chiropractors’ licenses expire June 30 of every year. In mid-May, an online renewal reminder postcard will be sent to you.
Q. I am not currently practicing Chiropractic. May I place my license on Inactive Status?
Yes. However, you cannot practice chiropractic if your license is on Inactive Status.
Q. How can I obtain a list of licensees?
A licensee list will be made available upon written request for a fee of $75. The list is made available in hard copy and label format. The request will be filled in approximately 4-5 working days.