West Virginia Board of Chiropractic
415 1/2 D Street, Suite #6
P. O. Box 8532
South Charleston, WV  25303



To be eligible to apply for a WV license, you must:

Be over the age of eighteen years

Be of good moral character

Meet the academic requirements

Passed National Boards I, II, III, & IV (achieve a minimum score of 475 on Part IV)

All NEW applicants MUST submit to a Criminal History Background Check (Fingerprint Card and Instructions are included in the Application Packet)

Academic Requirements
Attended for at least 2 academic years, consisting of no less than sixty semester hours, an accredited academic college or university and after July 1, 2005*, have obtained a bachelor’s degree consisting of no less than 128 semester hours from an accredited academic college or university, with a minimum of 48 hours in basic sciences mandated by the Council on Chiropractic Education.  *TO CLARIFY:  “ANY STUDENT ENTERING CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE AFTER JULY 1, 2005 MUST HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE PRIOR TO MATRICULATION INTO A CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE”.

Are a holder of the degree of doctor of chiropractic from, and, a graduate of a chiropractic college or school located in the United States, its territories or possessions which was approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor at the time the degree by was conferred or that the applicant is the holder of a degree of doctor of chiropractic from college of a foreign country that the Board determines is acceptable.

Have passed the National Board of Chiropractic licensing examination Parts I, II, III, and IV, with a minimum passing score on Part IV of 475.

Persons licensed to practice chiropractic under the laws of any other state, territory or the District of Columbia having requirements equivalent to those of WV, and extending like privileges to practitioners of this state, may in the discretion of the Board be licensed to practice in this state without a written examination. However, no license may be issued until the person applying has completed satisfactorily an oral jurisprudence exam and has paid the fee required by the Board.