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Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Chiropractic Educational Programs In The Southeastern United States

The Board of Chiropractic Examiners accepts for licensure graduates from all accredited Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) schools. A list of those accredited institutions can be found at :

Continuing Education

Continuing Education


The Board accepts for license renewal, continuing education courses approved by the International Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association, and courses approved by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards - PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) programs that are consistent with RULE 0260-02-.12. However, no courses approved by FCLB PACE on the topics of philosophy or practice-building are approved.

To transition in 2014 all independent Continuing Education courses approved by the Board through March 31, 2014 are accepted as approved continuing education for 2014 credits.

Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.

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Recently, chiropractors were sent a letter informing them that they are required to complete six hours of continuing education in risk management, sexual/professional boundaries and Tennessee statutory and regulatory chiropractic jurisprudence by January 1, 2008. 

The Board office is aware that chiropractic physicians were advised by the Board in 1999 that they needed to take three hours of training on sexual/professional boundaries, and that many physicians completed such a course in the belief that they were meeting a Board requirement. 

However, that 1999 three hour “requirement” was never implemented as a Board rule.  Therefore, it was not a legally enforceable requirement.  Accordingly, chiropractors who already completed three hours of sexual boundaries training have not completely met the six hour continuing education obligation which as of November 2002 is required by rule 0260-2-.12(3). 

Therefore, if you are among the chiropractors who already have completed three hours of sexual boundaries training, you must complete an additional three hours of continuing education in risk management, sexual/professional boundaries, and Tennessee statutory and regulatory chiropractic jurisprudence by January 1, 2008. 

If by that date you have not completed all six required hours, then your license may be subject to disciplinary action.

New Continuing Education Requirement (06/07/2007):

As a reminder, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners has amended its rules to have licensees submit proof of compliance with continuing education requirements to the Board's administrative office on an annual basis no later than January 15th each year for the preceding calendar year.  The Board requires chiropractic physicians to complete twenty-fours (24) hours annually, and if the licensee practices acupuncture, six (6) of these twenty-four (24) hours must pertain to acupuncture practice.  Chiropractic x-ray operators and therapy assistants must complete six (6) hours annually. 

Please email your continuing education documentation to

You may also fax to 615-253-8724 or mail the documentation to:

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243


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