Ala. Admin. Code r. 190-X-2-.01 - Requirements For Licensure By Examination

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) All applicants, who graduated from chiropractic college after January 1, 2010, shall have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or an academic graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and evidence of passing a nationally recognized standardized test commensurate with the referenced degree. In addition, the applicant shall be a graduate of a chartered chiropractic school or college accredited by the council of chiropractic education which teaches only attendance courses and requires a minimum four-year standard college course.
(2) Each applicant shall submit a properly completed Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) Form - 46 and required processing fees for a criminal background report.
(3) Each applicant shall submit Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint cards and required processing fees for an FBI criminal background report.
(4) The applicant shall submit an application fee and an examination fee in the amounts set forth by Board Rule. The fees must be in the form of a cashier's check, bank certified check, or money order only. These fees are non-refundable.
(5) Each applicant shall be of good moral character, a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government.
(6) Application Required.
(a) Application Form. Each applicant for licensure shall fully complete an application form prescribed by the Board.
(b) Documentation. The documents indicated below must be received by the Board before an application will be processed.
1. The following must be submitted to the Board directly from the respective institution, organization or state licensing agency:
(i) A wallet or passport size photograph.
(ii) A certified transcript of the applicant's college grades showing graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.
(iii) A certified transcript of the applicant's chiropractic college grades showing graduation from an approved chiropractic college.
(iv) A certified copy of the applicant's transcript of scores of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners showing the applicant has passed the necessary examinations administered/required by that Board.
(v) Verification(s) of licensure (out of state license holders only).
(vi) Verification that the applicant is a citizen of or is legally present in the United States by submitting any of the form(s) or type(s) of documentation specified on the application.
(c) Notarization Required. Paper applications must be signed and notarized.
(d) Deadline for Application. Complete application, including all documents and any fees must be received and approved by the Board before an examination is scheduled.
(7) Examination Required.
(a) National Board Examination. Each applicant who matriculated into chiropractic college after January 1, 1973, must pass one of the following combinations of examination:
2. NBCE I, II and SPEC
(b) Alabama Board Examination.
1. In addition to the examination referenced in (a) above, each applicant must pass an examination administered by the Board relating to State Law and Regulations.
2. Passing Grade. A score of seventy - five percent is required.
3. Re-examination. An applicant must pay a fee of $150 before a re-examination is scheduled.
4. Scores Released. The Board shall notify each examinee of the examination results within 30 days of the examination.
(8) Issuance of License.
(a) Fee. The applicant shall pay the fee as established in Rule 190-X-.1 -.18 for the issuance of a license.
(b) Time Limitation. An applicant shall not practice chiropractic until payment of the appropriate license issuance fee. An applicant who passes all required examinations but has not paid the license issuance fee and obtained a license within 12 months following the date of passing must reapply.
(c) Signatures Required and Effective Date. Each license shall be signed by the Executive Director and the President of the Board. The license shall be recorded with the judge of probate where the doctor practices as specified in the Code of Ala. 1975, 34-24-164, and evidenced by the return of the completed form or proof of recordation to the Board office


Ala. Admin. Code r. 190-X-2-.01
Filed September 30, 1982. Amended: Filed January 29, 1990. Amended: Filed March 22, 1994; effective April 26, 1994. Amended: Filed August 24, 2006; effective September 28, 2006. Amended: Filed June 21, 2010; effective July 26, 2010. Repealed and New Rule: Filed January 16, 2013; effective February 20, 2013. Amended: Filed October 17, 2013; effective November 21, 2013. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIII, Issue No. 04, January 30, 2015, eff. 2/25/2015. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 01, October 30, 2015, eff. 11/23/2015.


Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-24-144, 34-24-160, 34-24-161; 34-24-163; 34-24-165.

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