To practice in the United States, chiropractors must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree, pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam, and have a state license. Many states also require chiropractors to pass an exam about state-specific laws, and all states require practicing chiropractors to take continuing education classes.
- To enroll in a D.C. program in the United States, students must have had at least 2 or 3 years of undergraduate education with an emphasis on science.
- Institutions that award the D.C. degree are accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education
- Classes include intense study of the human body and its functions, diagnostic skills and tools, adjustment techniques and supervised internships.ch as spinal assessment, adjustment techniques, and making diagnoses.
- Some chiropractors complete postgraduate education in specialized fields, such as orthopedics or pediatrics.
- All states require chiropractors to regularly take continuing education