Arizona has reciprocity with seven states: Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. To be eligible for reciprocity, your license must be ACTIVE in the reciprocity state, you must have passed the licensing exam in the reciprocity state and you must have practiced chiropractic continuously for three (3) of the last five (5) years.
To qualify for licensure by reciprocity, you must also have passed NBCE Parts I - III or NBCE Parts I – II and SPEC, regardless of when you graduated or how long you have practiced. Arizona does not have a grandfather clause and cannot waive any of the reciprocity requirements. The eligibility and application requirements for licensure by reciprocity follow.
1. Graduation from an accredited chiropractic college with a doctor of chiropractic degree.
2. NBCE Parts I – III or NBCE Parts I & II and SPEC.
3. An active, current license, obtained by examination, in Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio.
4. Continuous chiropractic practice for not less than three (3) of the past five (5) years immediately preceding the application.
5. No previous failing score on the Arizona licensing examination.
6. No formal disciplinary action taken against any of your licenses.
7. Being a person of good character and reputation.
8. Being physically and mentally able to practice chiropractic skillfully and safely.
9. Passing the Arizona jurisprudence examination with a score of 75% or better.
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