Helpful Information and Tools for Licensees
Please find below helpful information and tools for the Board's licensees. Click on the plus (+) button below to learn more. You will find information regarding how to submit information to the Board, update your name, address, and employer, information on the Board's new Licensee Portal, and important changes to your renewal expiration date on this page.
Online Services and Forms
The Board has transitioned to a new online Licensee Portal, and the majority of your transactions and interactions will now occur inside your portal account. Here is a list of the various services provided by the Board and how to access and submit your documentation or information to the Board.
|SERVICE||Description||How to Submit|
|Submit a Change of Name, Address, Employer, or Office Location||Every person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter shall notify the board in writing of any change in residence or office address and telephone number within thirty days after that change. The board shall impose a penalty of fifty ($50.00) dollars on a licensee who does not notify the board as required by this subsection.||Licensee Portal|
|Board Meeting Attendance for Continuing Education Credit||All new licensees must attend three (3) hours of a single, regularly scheduled Board Meeting within their first year. Staff must approve and schedule meeting attendance in advance of the meeting. Space is limited. You may attend the meeting either in person or virtually via Zoom. Licensees that attend a meeting without prior approval will not be awarded credit for their time.||Board Meeting Attendance Request Form|
|Verification of Licensure||Licenses can be verified in the Online Registry. You can also request a License Verification through your licensee portal account in the Document Request Section. You can upload additional forms and documents in this section.||Licensee Portal|
|Inactive or Retired Status Requests||Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-923 & 32-933, a licensee whose license is in good standing may request to have their license placed on inactive or retired status. If your license is on inactive or retired status, you are still required to complete a renewal application each year. You can request to change your status in your licensee portal account under the Status Change Request section.||Licensee Portal|
|Ornamental License and Certificate Requests||You may request a copy of your Ornamental License through the Licensee Portal under the Document Request section. There is a twenty-dollar ($20.00) fee for Ornamental Licenses. Please allow seven (7) to ten (10) business days for processing.||Licensee Portal|
|Annual Renewal Certificate||The Board no longer mails a copy of your renewal certificate. Please check your inbox for a copy of your 2023 Renewal Application and signed Renewal Certificate. The last page of the Renewal Application is the signed certificate. The application and certificate are emailed from the [email protected] email address. If you have not received your 2023 Renewal Application and Certificate, please check your spam or junk mail folders. You can request a copy of your 2023 Renewal Application through the Board's Online Payment Portal for five dollars ($5.00) processing fee.||Online Payment Portal|
|Notice of Records Transfer||Chiropractic Physicians are required to comply with A.R.S.§32-3211 and develop a protocol for the secure storage, transfer, and access of patient records even after an office closes. When a chiropractic office is closed, the Chiropractic Physician is required to complete the developed protocol. Including notification to the Board. Chiropractic Physicians are still responsible for the maintenance and access to patient files even after a clinic closes.||Notice of Records Transfer Form|
|Public Records Request||Records available for public inspection may be requested, such as licensure/application documentation (DO NOT use this option for license verifications, use the Verifications of Licensure service above), meeting audio, and a mailing list of licensees. The fee varies by request.||Public Records Request|
Licensee Information and Resources
Below you will find helpful information and resources from the Board. Click on the plus (+) button below to learn more. The majority of resources will include helpful How To Guides for the various processes in your Licensee Portal. Additionally, there are important changes regarding your license expiration date and changes to the Board's renewal process.
Accessing the Licensee Portal
The Board's new Online Licensee Portal is a new easy-to-access online portal for your license, certificates, C.A. registrations, externs and preceptorship programs, renewals, and continuing education tracking.
How to Log In
- Click on the Visit Website link above to be directed to the Licensee Portal Sign-In Page.
- Select the Licensee Portal Option from the Online Portal Dashboard
- Select the "Activate now" button
- Click the link and enter your email address. Your Account Portal Access is the email you provided on your last renewal application or change of Name/Address form. If you enter an email address that is not on file with the Board, you will receive an error message. To verify your email, you can check your 2023 Renewal Application. Your completed application and Renewal Certificate were emailed to you from [email protected].
Common Log-In Issues
- When logging into the portal for the first time, do not enter your email and password on the first screen.
- You will need to select the "Activate now" button to set up your account. If you skip this step, the system will not send you a temporary password to access your portal account.
- Some email accounts are blocking emails from Thentia Cloud.
- Adjust your spam settings and check your spam and junk mail folders
- If you need to update your email address or provide the Board with your current email address, contact the Board at [email protected] or 602-864-5088 and select option three (3) for Thentia Password Reset.
New Renewal Expiration Date
The passage of SB 1726 changes Chiropractic Physicians' license expiration dates from annually on December 31st each year to the last day of the Licensee's birth month. The Board anticipates improved processing timelines and turnaround time with the new Licensee Portal and this change in renewal dates.
For the 2024 renewal period, each licensee will be required to renew for 2024 on December 31st and then have their new license extended into 2025. In addition to the required $225.00 renewal fee, each licensee will be required to submit a license extension payment ($18.75 per month) to extend their license to their new expiration date. For example, a licensee whose date of birth is April 17th license will now expire on April 30, 2025. The renewal fee will be $225.00 plus $75.00 ($18.75 X 4=$75.00) total renewal amount of $300.00.
IMPORTANT: You will be required to submit your complete renewal application, renewal fee, and extension fee to renew your license. If you fail to provide your extension or renewal fee prior to December 31st, your license will be placed on Administrative Suspension. You will then be required to pay the renewal fee, extension fee, and the $200 reinstatement fee.
|Licensee's Birth Month||Renewal Fee ($225.00)||Extension Fee ($18.75/month)||Total Renewal Fee|
Continuing Education Requirements
You are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education. Board Statute and Rules require it to be in the topics listed in sections §32-922, subsection B, and section §32-922.02. When renewing your license in even-numbered calendar years, you must complete 2 hours of continuing education in documentation and record keeping per A.A.C. R4-7-801(M)(1). Board-approved Continuing Education courses are on the Board’s website under the Continuing Education tab.
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.
Record Keeping Required
December 31st of 2023
Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2025 (January 2024-Licensee’s DOB in 2025).
Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2026 (Licensee’s DOB in 2025 to Licensee's DOB in 2026).
Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2027 (Licensee’s DOB in 2026 to Licensee's DOB in 2027).
Last day of the licensee’s Birth Month in 2028 (Licensee’s DOB in 2027 to Licensee's DOB in 2028).
2023 Renewal Certificates
The Board no longer mails a copy of your renewal certificate. Please check your inbox for a copy of your 2023 Renewal Application and signed Renewal Certificate. The last page of the Renewal Application is the signed Certificate. The application and certificate are emailed from the [email protected] email address. If you have not received your 2023 Renewal Application and Certificate, please check your spam or junk mail folders.
Submitting A Renewal
Effective July 28, 2023, the Board has migrated to a new online licensure portal. All transactions will be conducted in the Licensee Portal. To complete your Renewal, you will need to log into your portal account and select License Renewal from the menu list. Follow the directions to complete your renewal. Your portal account will save your progress. You will be able to make your payment and upload your continuing education from the licensee portal.
Pursuant to A.R.S. 32-923 (C), The Board shall administratively suspend a license automatically if the licensee does not submit a complete application for renewal and pay the renewal license fee. If you have not submitted a complete application and payment for your 2023 Renewal, your license has been placed on Administrative Suspension. If your license is on ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION, you can only treat patients once your license is restored to ACTIVE.
To restore your license back to ACTIVE, you will need to log into your Licensee Portal and either submit a Renewal Application and pay the required reinstatement fee or, if necessary, submit a Reinstatement. Both processes can be completed through the Licensee Portal.
Reinstatement of Licensure
The 2023 renewal period has closed. If you failed to renew for the 2022 or 2023 renewal period and your license is on Administrative Suspension, and you wish to reinstate your license back to Active status, you will need to log into the licensure portal, complete the Reinstatement Application and pay the necessary application fees. Please thoroughly review the application instructions before submitting it to the Board.
If your license is on Inactive or Retired status and you wish to reinstate your license to Active status, you will need to complete the Reinstatement Application through the licensure portal, submit the necessary continuing education certificates and requested documents, and pay the required reinstatement fees. Additional steps may be required to complete your Reinstatement Application, and it may be required to be reviewed by the Board.
To submit a Reinstatement Application to the Board, you will need to log into your Licensee Portal and select Reinstatement from the left-hand menu.
Applying for Specialty Certificates
Once you have been issued your Chiropractic License, you will be eligible to apply for your Specialty Certificates. You will not be required to resubmit your NBCE scores or your transcripts. To apply for your specialty certificates, you will log into your licensee portal and select Specialty Certifications and then Start a New Application.
IMPORTANT: An Arizona chiropractic license does not allow you to perform physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures (PMMTP) or acupuncture. These are considered specialties, and you must apply for certification in these areas.
The eligibility requirements for PMMTP Certificate are as follows:
- One hundred twenty (120) hours of study in physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures at an accredited chiropractic college or postgraduate study with an instructor on the active or postgraduate staff of an accredited chiropractic college.
- NBCE Physiotherapy Examination score of 375 or better.
|PMMTP Certificate Fee||$100.00|
|PMMTP Certificate Issuance Fee||$100.00|
|PMMTP Certificate Total||$200.00|
The eligibility requirements for Acupuncture Certificate are as follows:
- One hundred (100) hours of study in acupuncture at an accredited chiropractic college or postgraduate study with an instructor on the active or postgraduate staff of an accredited chiropractic college.
- NBCE Acupuncture Examination score of 375 or better.
|Acupuncture Certificate Fee||$100.00|
|Acupuncture Certificate Issuance Fee||$100.00|
|Acupuncture Certificate Total||$200.00|
The eligibility requirements for Percutaneous Therapy are as follows:
- A minimum of twenty-four in-person contact hours of education to include: 1. Sterile Needle procedures to include either the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2. Anatomical Review, 3. Blood Borne Pathogens, 4. Indications and Contraindications for "Percutaneous Therapy"
- A Chiropractic Physician offering to provide or providing “Percutaneous Therapy” procedure(s) shall provide documented proof of compliance with the qualifications to the Board within 30 days of completion of the course content in paragraph (G - J) or within 30 days of initial licensure as a chiropractic physician in Arizona.
|Percutaneous Therapy Certificate Fee||$50.00|
|Percutaneous Therapy Certificate Total||$50.00|
This program allows under the supervision of a Preceptor (a licensed doctor of chiropractic) and commensurate with the extern's education, training, and experience, an extern may engage in the practice of health care, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-925.
- Participates as a preceptor at the chiropractic college in which the extern is enrolled throughout the time period of the preceptor program and provides verifiable proof of participation
- Is continuously licensed in Arizona for at least five (5) years before the date the program is to begin and, if the program is to include the practice ice of chiropractic specialties, is certified in those specialties for at least three (3) years before the date upon which the program is to begin;
- Has been the subject of disciplinary sanction or convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
- Is currently under investigation for a licensing violation, felony, or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
- Demonstrate good character and reputation
- Demonstrates the physical and mental ability to practice chiropractic skillfully and safely.
Arizona Statute and Rules for Chiropractic
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners is a regulatory authority and not an advisory board. As such, Board staff can not provide legal advice or directions regarding its statutes and rules. Legal advice could be described but is not limited to offering an interpretation of statutes or rules; recommending a course of action; reviewing advertisement media for possible violations; predicting a board decision, and interpreting the meaning or effect of any board order or other judgment. You are encouraged to review the Board's Jurisprudence and work with your legal or tax professional in regard to such matters.