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ASBCE - Applicants

Chiropractic AidesChiropractic PreceptorshipTemporary License


ASBCE does not reciprocate with any other states.

Application for Licensure Information

Please note: NBCE Parts I, II, III, IV & the Physiological Therapeutic section will be mandatory effective July 1, 2016, and the ASBCE Board Practical exam will be repealed.

The Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners offers a new doctor orientation four times a year. January, April, July, and October. The new doctor orientation is a prerequisite to licensure.

Applicants that have NOT graduated Chiropractic College:

If you are an Active Military member stationed in Arkansas or a returning Veteran or the spouse of one, please submit the Military Expedite form with your license application.

Please complete the License Application and mail it with the required fees to:

101 East Capitol Ave., Ste. 209
Little Rock, AR 72201


Chiropractic Aides

Ark. Code Ann. § 17-81-102(4) 'Chiropractic aide' means an unlicensed member of the chiropractic team who may assist a chiropractic physician in the performance of those procedures and techniques constituting the practice of chiropractic as defined in this chapter with the exception of spinal manipulation and adjustment, provided that such assistance shall be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed chiropractic physician.

Code Ark. R. 029.00.2-E(2)

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Chiropractic Preceptorship Information

The Preceptorship program has been established in order to allow chiropractic students in the final clinical phase of their training to practice under the direct, on-site, supervision of a chiropractor licensed in this state.

Preceptor(supervisor) Application to be submitted to the board.


Temporary License Information

Fees - made payable to the ASBCE:

An applicant may apply for a temporary license once a COMPLETED application for licensure is on file with the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Temporary license applications are voted on by the full Board.

Supervised Temporary License

After a temporary license holder has received approval from the Board, he may perform any acts or practices that a licensed Arkansas Chiropractor may do, as long as it is under the supervision of the supervising Chiropractor who must remain on the premises when these acts or practices are being performed.

Upon satisfactory evidence being submitted to the Board as to an applicant's ability and integrity and when no regular examination will be held within thirty (30) days from the date of an application for a temporary license, the board may, if approved by at least two-thirds of the membership of the Board, issue to the applicant a permit to practice until the next regular meeting of the Board.

Supervising Doctor Requirements:

Unsupervised Temporary License

The Board may at its discretion, issue a temporary license to a Doctor of Chiropractic who holds a current license in another state, to practice in Arkansas until his next scheduled examination and exempt him/her from any supervisory requirement.

Please complete the Temporary License Application form and mail it with the required fee to:

101 E. Capitol Ave., Ste. 209
Little Rock, AR 72201.

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