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Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Information

All licensees must complete up to twelve (12) hours of continuing education for each calendar year. Including a minimum of two (2) hours of record keeping every even calendar year. 

To be eligible to renew a license, a licensee shall complete 12 hours of continuing education between January 1st and December 31st of each year and document compliance with continuing education requirements on the license renewal application as required. 

Each course shall be on subjects of CLINICAL BENEFIT TO THE CONSUMER OF CHIROPRACTIC SERVICE. The course must have a significant relationship to assessing, diagnosing, or treating patients within the chiropractic practice scope, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-925 and 32-922.02. The primary consideration in determining whether or not a specific course qualifies as acceptable continuing education is that it must be a formal program of learning which will contribute directly to the professional competence of a licensee in the practice of chiropractic. 

CE Course Requirements

All licensees must complete up to twelve (12) hours of continuing education for each calendar year. Including a minimum of two (2) hours of record keeping every even calendar year. 

To be eligible to renew a license, a licensee shall complete 12 hours of continuing education between January 1st and December 31st of each year and document compliance with continuing education requirements on the license renewal application as required. 

Each course shall be on subjects of CLINICAL BENEFIT TO THE CONSUMER OF CHIROPRACTIC SERVICE. The course must have a significant relationship to assessing, diagnosing, or treating patients within the chiropractic practice scope, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-925 and 32-922.02. The primary consideration in determining whether or not a specific course qualifies as acceptable continuing education is that it must be a formal program of learning which will contribute directly to the professional competence of a licensee in the practice of chiropractic. 

Course Requirements:

The State of Arizona has no specific requirements for the number of hours taken either via in-person courses or online. The course needs to meet the criteria outlined below to be utilized for annual renewal purposes. Each licensee is responsible for determining in advance that the course they attend qualifies for continuing education under this Article. 

 

Subject Eligibility:

Continuing Education courses must meet the subject requirements outlined in A.A.C. R4-7-801 (D), (J), or (K). Course subjects that DO NOT qualify for continuing education credit are listed in A.A.C. R4-7-801 (L). Please read these lists carefully before taking courses for your renewal.

Board staff can not advise, approve, or recommend continuing education courses. The licensees must review the Board's Statute and Rules regarding Continuing Education and ensure compliance. 

Not all continuing education courses require Board approval. The following providers and courses are predetermined to meet the continuing education requirements. They do not need, nor should they expect Board approval. The Board will return all applications submitted for courses that meet the following criteria without review.

  • In-person courses provided by accredited colleges and universities, with qualified instructors, on topics allowed by statute and rule. (This does not include sponsored or co-sponsored courses or those taught by an adjunct faculty member of an accredited college or university.)
  • In-person courses provided by the American Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractors Association, with qualified instructors, on topics allowed by statute and rule.
  • In-person CPR training provided or sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Red Cross, or an entity that meets the equivalent standards of the AHA and the Red Cross as determined by the Board.

Board-Approved Course Directory

The Board publishes a list of Board approved Continuing Education courses on its website Board approved Continuing Education courses. It is recommended you review the list before taking a Continuing Education Course. Courses that are expired and not eligible for Continuing Education credit. 

Documenting Compliance with CE 

Licensee shall retain documents to verify compliance with continuing education requirements for a least five (5) years from the date the continuing education credit is used to qualify the licensee for renewal. The Board may audit continuing education compliance at any time during those five (5) years by requiring submission of documentation of course completion. 

 

Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C) R4-7-801(M)(1), Each licensee shall complete a minimum of two (2) hours of continuing education in record-keeping for every even-numbered [calendar] year.

Renewing For: 

Expiration Date

Record Keeping Required

2024

December 31st of 2023

NO

2025

Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2025 (January 2024-Licensee’s DOB in 2025). 

YES

2026

Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2026 (Licensee’s DOB in 2025 to Licensee's DOB in 2026).

NO

2027

Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2027 (Licensee’s DOB in 2026 to Licensee's DOB in 2027).

YES

2028

Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2028 (Licensee’s DOB in 2027 to Licensee's DOB in 2028).

NO

 

 

 

A.A.C. R4-7-802 establishes that the Board may audit continuing education compliance at any time during the five (5) years a licensee is required to retain documentation of continuing education compliance. The audit may require the licensee to submit documentation of course completion.

According to A.A.C. R4-7-802(C), the Board may require a licensee to provide documentation to verify their compliance with continuing education, including that: 

  1. Each continuing education credit was for 50 minutes of education, 
  2. The requirements of subsections of (A) and (B) were satisfied: 
  3. Continuing education credit was earned between the immediate proceeding January 1st and the date the license renewal was filed; and 
  4. No continuing education credit was earned between the immediate preceding January 1st and the date that the license renewal application was filed under an extension of time to comply with the continuing education requirements of a previous year, and 
  5. The provisions of A.R.S. §32-931 and R4-7-801 were met. 

A.A.C. R4-7-802(E) establishes that the Board shall SUSPENSED a license upon notification to the licensee that the licensee has failed to demonstrate compliance with continuing education requirements as per A.R.S. § 32-931, R4-7-801 and R4-7-802. If the Board suspends your license, you will be required to submit a reinstatement application and pay the $200.00 reinstatement fee. 

AZ Board of Chiropractic Examiner's Policy Statement on CE Audits

 

Please find the Board's Statues and Rules related to Continuing Education. The Board recommends reviewing these statutes and rules thoroughly to ensure that your course(s) meets the Board's requirements for continuing education.

Statute and Rules for Continuing Education

Continuing Education Course Directory

This is the list of current and approved courses that have been pre-approved by the Board and can be used as Continuing Education for your license renewal in Arizona.

You can search by the Approval Code of the course, The name of the course, how many hours the course is approved for, the name of the instructor, and the type of course. To be able to search a Course by topic or part of the Course Name you will need to use a Wild Card Symbol "%" to search for the full listing of courses. Course dates, times, locations, websites, contact information, and hours should be confirmed with the course provider as that information may be subject to change.

Please note: You can sort by order of Approval Code, Start Date, Course Name, Hrs, Instructor, Seminar, and Expiration by clicking on the text.

Approval Code Start Date Course Name Hrs Instructor Seminar Contact Info Website / City, State Sort descending Expiration Hours of Record Keeping
AZCE23109 11/05-11/06/2022 Concussionology:If You Shake it-You Break It 12 Evan Mladenoff, D.C. Online (330)360-5918 11/5/2024 0
AZCE23111 11/04-11/06/2022 2022 National Spine Management West Conference REPLAY 13 William Owens, Jr., D.C. Online (716)-997-4081 11/4/2024 5.5
AZCE23042 6/28/2022 The Future of Neurology Now-Next Generation Neurological Treatment, Integration and Prevention 14 Trevor Berry, D.C.; Brandon Brock, D.N.P., NP-C, D.C., RN In Person 630-889-6622 6/28/2024 2
AZCE23043 6/28/2022 The Future of Neurology Now-Next Generation Neurological Treatment, Integration and Prevention 14 Trevor Berry, D.C.; Brandon Brock, D.N.P., NP-C, D.C., RN Online 630-889-6622 6/28/2024 2
AZCE20230 7/31/2020 Treating Patients with Primary and Comobid Insomnia Using CBT-1 1 Robert Oexman, DC in person 214-902-2401 Dallas, TX 10/1/2022
AZCE20232 8/1/2020 Embodied Minds; Disembodied Brains 2 Vilayanur Ramachandran, PhD in person 214-902-2401 Dallas, TX 10/1/2022
AZCE20350 10/30/20 Nasal Specific Technique 6 Dan Murphy, DC in person 510-780-4500 Hayward, CA 1/1/2023
AZCE20352 10/31/20 Subluxation Neurology
12 Dan Murphy, DC in person 510-780-4500 Hayward, CA 1/1/2023
AZCE22202 04/23/2022 - 04/24/2022, 05/07/2022 - 05/08/2022 How to Read a CBCT in the Chiropractic Practice 18 Tyler Evans D.C., Dani Tamimi ABOMR, Randy Culid D.C. Online - Live Webinar (864) 578-8770 02/24/2023 - 02/26/2023 3/29/2024
AZCE20631 9/30/2021 - 10/2/2021 SORSI Homecoming 2021 76.5 Various Instructors Contact Provider for list. In Person (913) 239-0228 1420 Stout St., Denver, CO 80202 - Embassy Suites 11/1/2023 3