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State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Frequently Asked Questions

    1. When do I need to complete the continuing education (C.E.) courses?
    2. How many continuing education credits do I have to complete by August 2013?
    3. What should I do with the certificates I get when I finish the continuing education courses? Should I send them to the Board?
    4. Can I complete credits through distance learning methods (i.e., online, mail-in courses)?
    5. What courses may I take? Does the Board have to approve the courses in order for those credits to count?
    6. What kind of courses does the Board approve? How do I know if a course is a ?good? course?
    7. How can I submit courses for the Board to approve?










  1. When do I need to complete the continuing education (C.E.) courses?

    A: Proposed regulations state that all chiropractors with ?active? licenses must complete continuing education courses prior to renewing their licenses in August 2013. Proposed regulations also state that licensees will be able to count credits that have been completed from January 18, 2010 through August 31, 2013, towards the credits that must be completed for the renewal period beginning September 1, 2013.

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  2. How many continuing education credits do I have to complete by August 2013?

    A: The statute states that licensees with active licenses must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits of continuing education during every biennial licensing period.

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  3. What should I do with the certificates I get when I finish the continuing education courses? Should I send them to the Board?

    A: All licensees should keep proof of completion of C.E. in a safe place in their office, home, or other location that is easy to access. You should only submit proof of completing C.E. credits if the Board requests this information from you.

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  4. Can I complete credits through distance learning methods (i.e., online, mail-in courses)?

    A: Yes, chiropractors may complete a portion of their C.E. courses through distance-learning methods. Proposed regulations state that no more than twelve (12) credits may be completed via distance learning or Internet courses. However, real-time interactive methods provided by electronic means (i.e., live ?webinars?) may be counted as live C.E. courses

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  5. What courses may I take? Does the Board have to approve the courses in order for those credits to count?

    A: The law gives the ultimate responsibility for approving courses to the Board; this means that a course must be approved by the Board in order for a licensee to gain the credit(s) for that course. The Board is currently reviewing courses from C.E. providers and approving them on a monthly basis. A list of courses that have been approved has been placed on the Board?s website for the convenience of all licensees. Go to "http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/chiro/Chiro_CEcourse.pdf to find this list.

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  6. What kind of courses does the Board approve? How do I know if a course is a ?good? course?

    A: The law states that the Board must establish standards for C.E. courses, including, but not limited to, the subject matter and content of courses taught by chiropractic schools, colleges, institutes and universities, or tested on for licensure. Proposed regulations specifically state that courses involving practice building, practice management, and/or practice marketing will not be accepted toward the requirements.

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  7. How can I submit courses for the Board to approve?

    A: In most cases, the program sponsor should submit a course for approval. The sponsor should provide the Board with a course outline, credentials for all presenters, policies for monitoring attendance, and other information that will help the Board to assess the quality of the program. Although not required, the Board has provided a link to the Uniform C.E. Course Application developed by a national chiropractic federation, which may be useful as a program sponsor is assembling this information.

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