Chiropractic Physician


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Chiropractic Physician.

Current licenses expired at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 31, 2020.

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridaschiropracticmedicine.gov to request your reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees
  • Updated Practitioner Profile

Military Exemption

If you are a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who was in good standing with the board at the time of becoming active and was entitled to practice or engage in the practice of medicine in Florida, you may be eligible to be exempted from renewal requirements for the duration of active duty, and for a period of six months after discharge, but not practicing the profession in the private sector for profit.

If you are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may be eligible to be exempted from licensure renewal requirements, but only in cases of absence from the state because your spouses’ duties with the Armed Forces.

Volunteer Health Services Exemption

If you volunteer your services to the medically indigent residents of Florida with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, you may be eligible for a waiver of your biennial renewal fee and some of the continuing education hours (no more than 25%) required for license renewal; however, the continuing education requirements for domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and medical errors cannot be waived.

Renewal Instructions:

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the “Renew A License” button.
  2. Enter your Personal Identifying Information (PII), then click the Login button.
  3. Confirm or update your MQA Services Account email address, then click the “Continue” button.
  4. You are now in the Dashboard. During renewals, a “Renew My License” option will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date. (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” option, please check back at a later time.)

*** If the “PII Failed” screen displays, click the “Other Login Option” button and enter your existing User ID and password to access your account.***

Additional Information:
You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 6320
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320

At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight, Eastern Time, on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

You may RENEW ONLINE if:

  • You do not need to change the status of your license.
  • You have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your license status is not ‘Military, Active’.
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates ‘Clear/Active’ or ‘Clear/Inactive’ , you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was ‘Delinquent, Active’ or ‘Delinquent, Inactive’ before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to ‘Null and Void’ status after the renewal deadline and you should contact your Board office for instruction.

You may RENEW BY MAIL if:

  • You need to change the status of your license.
  • You need to pay using a cashiers check or money order.
  • You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • You need to request a name change
  • Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$279.00*$255.00**
Inactive to Inactive$279.00$255.00**
Active to Inactive$279.00$255.00**
Inactive to Active$529.00$505.00**
Active to Retired$55.00 
Inactive to Retired$55.00 

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$529.00*$505.00**
Inactive to Inactive$529.00$505.00**
Active to Inactive$979.00$955.00**
Inactive to Active$1,129.00$1,105.00**
Active to Retired$655.00 
Inactive to Retired$655.00 

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active$884.00$860.00**
Inactive to Inactive$784.00$760.00**
Active to Inactive$784.00$760.00**
Inactive to Active$1,134.00$1,110.00**
Active to Retired$660.00 
Inactive to Retired$560.00

Licenses become Null & Void1 on April 1, 2020.

* If you are a renewing your license active and registered as a supervisor, you are required to pay an additional $100.00 at the time of renewal.

**If licensed after 1/1/2013 the Background Screening fee of $24.00 included in the renewal fee will not be assessed.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours2710 general hours each biennium of online continuing education allowed. Please see Rule 64B2-13.004, Florida Administrative Code for detailed information. (Can include 3 hours of HIV/AIDS online)
Medical Error2
Laws and Rules2
Risk Management1
Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding6
Ethics and Boundaries2

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First Biennium Renewal:  Chiropractic Physicians are required to attend one (1) full day at a Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine meeting within the first 12 months of licensure. Licensees who reside out of the state may satisfy this requirement within (12) months after locating to the State of Florida.

Chiropractic Physicians initially licensed in the biennium and renewing a license for the first time are required to complete the following:

  • Six (6) hours of record keeping/documentation and coding
  • Two (2) hours in the area of ethics and boundaries
  • Two (2) hour course relating to prevention of medical errors
  • Three (3) hours of HIV/AIDS (May be completed online)

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • All courses must be Board approved and are listed in CEBroker

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • Please see Rule 64B2-13.004,  Florida Administrative Code for detailed information regarding the below methods of obtaining continuing education.
  • Attendance at a Board Meeting
  • Volunteer Expert Witness
  • Course Instructor
  • Panelist at a Conference
  • Test Examiner
  • Former Board members serving on a Probable Cause Panel
  • Examiner/grader for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)
  • Serving as a Board Member
  • 766.1115, Florida Statutes – “Volunteer Health Care Provider Program”
  • 381.00593, Florida Statutes – “Public School Volunteer Health Care Practitioner Act”

Helpful Information

  • For Chiropractic Physicians with Acupuncture Certification-4 hours in Acupuncture CE, 2 hours in the area of safety and risk management and 2 hours in the area of technique are required. These 4 hours shall be obtained as part of the 40 hours required in each licensure biennium.
  • If you do not wish to maintain your certification, you may submit a request in writing to have it removed from your license: info@floridaschiropracticmedicine.gov
    or mail to
    Board of Chiropractic Medicine
    4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C-07
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
  • 10 general hours each biennium of online continuing education allowed.
    Please see Rule 64B2-13.004, Florida Administrative Code for detailed information. (Can include 3 hours of HIV/AIDS online)
  • Courses must be 1 hour in length

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 460: Chiropractic Medicine

Florida Administrative Code

Rules: Chapter 64B2, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Administrative Code