I’m writing this short blog because I have noted that some chiropractors advertise themselves as board certified; it’s a cheap and misleading attempt to make their practice stand out.
All licensed chiropractors are board certified by the state in which they are licensed to practice. You have to pass the state board exam in order to get a state license
Please read on the National Board od Chiropractic Examiners web site:
“Just as medical doctors and attorneys must do, would-be chiropractors must prove their knowledge and readiness to practice. After they earn their degrees from chiropractic college, graduates must then take and pass their board exams before they can apply for a license to practice.
All fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico regulate the practice of chiropractic and grant licenses to qualified candidates. Chiropractic physicians are only allowed to practice in states in which they are licensed.
Most states require passing scores on all or part of the four-part test administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
After passing the board exams, candidates then complete the final steps to licensure as required by the state in which they would like to practice. These steps typically include undergoing a criminal background check, passing a state-level exam on the state’s scope of practice limitations, and submitting a list of personal references.
To maintain licensure, doctors of chiropractic are required (in all states but one) to earn continuing education units each year.”