In the state of Colorado, Chiropractors are required to undergo chiropractic continuing education each 2 year period in order to renew their chiropractic license. The licensing process is governed by the Colorado State Board Of Chiropractic Examiners. The Colorado State Board Of Chiropractic Examiners can be reached at (303) 894-2318. The term of each license year is biennial, expiring October 31st of odd numbered years. A fee varying from $150 to $195 is required for license renewal.
Basic Guidelines For Chiropractic Continuing Education In Colorado
- Renewed Biannually By October 31st Of Odd Numbered Years
- Minimum Of 15 Continuing Education Hours Per Year (30 Per Renewal Period)
- Continuing Education Courses Do Not Need Prior Approval From The Board
- Up to 10 hours of Distance Learning is allowed per year
* Colorado Chiropractic Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Colorado chiropractic continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Colorado Chiropractic licensee’s are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Colorado continuing education requirements.
* Information Last Updated 11/13/11
12-33-116. Continuing education.
It is hereby expressly declared to be the purpose of this section to provide for an increase in the annual scientific educational requirements of licensed Colorado chiropractors. Each licensed Colorado chiropractor in active practice within the state of Colorado shall be required annually to attend not less than fifteen hours of scientific clinics, forums, or chiropractic educational study consisting of subjects basic to the field of the healing arts as set forth in section 12-33-111. Each year at the time of its regular June meeting the board shall prepare an educational schedule of minimum postgraduate requirements of subjects as set forth in section 12-33-111 that shall be met by any school, clinic, forum, or convention giving such educational work, and such minimum standards must be complied with by such school, clinic, forum, or convention before the board issues a postgraduate attendance certificate. Credit hours shall be determined by the board. Applicants shall apply to the board prior to or after the course and present proof of attendance and synopsis of the course content for approval of credit hours. This provision is made mandatory in the best interest of public health and welfare and to provide progress in the field of chiropractic. If any licensed chiropractor is unable to comply with this section on account of dire emergency and for good cause shown, the board may waive the provisions of this section.