2019 Winter Trimester


Successful completion of a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, or its equivalent, is a minimum eligibility requirement for examination before the licensing boards in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and all foreign countries that license chiropractic practitioners. Some jurisdictions may impose requirements for licensure in addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Professional licensure requirements vary by jurisdiction. Students should not rely upon staff descriptions or statements regarding licensure requirements and need to consult directly with the licensure board for the profession and in the state or province in which they intend to practice. Information regarding licensure policies and requirements may be found in the Office of Alumni, Development and Career Services or in the Greenawalt Library.

Receipt of a degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University does not guarantee a license or certification to practice. States vary in the specific courses of study required and/or state-based testing for certification or licensing. Students are responsible for confirming with the appropriate board(s) to determine the specific requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice and/or seek employment.