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Doctor of Chiropractic - DC

Doctors of Chiropractic attend graduate-level health colleges to treat disorders of the bones, nerves, muscles, and ligaments. They graduate as doctors of chiropractic degrees, but they are not medical doctors. Chiropractors are widely known for treating back and neck pain, they also treat bone and soft tissue conditions.

Can a Chiropractor become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT?

To be listed as a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT/FMCSA NRCME program, a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) must be licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations to perform physical examinations.

Please see the table below for a Doctor of Chiropractic's eligibility in the state they are licensed to practice in to become a certified Medical Examiner with the DOT:

 Eligible = Eligible Not Eligible = Not Eligible Possible Eligibility = Possible Eligibility (see below)
Alabama - Eligible Montana  - Eligible
Alaska - Eligible Nebraska - Eligible
Arizona - Eligible Nevada - Eligible
Arkansas - Eligible New Hampshire - Eligible
California - Eligible New Jersey - Eligible
Colorado - Eligible New Mexico - Eligible
Connecticut - Eligible New York - Not Eligible
Delaware - Eligible North Carolina - Eligible
District of Columbia - Eligible North Dakota - Eligible *
Florida - Eligible Ohio - Eligible
Georgia - Eligible Oklahoma - Eligible
Hawaii - Eligible Oregon - Eligible
Idaho - Eligible Pennsylvania - Eligible
Illinois - Eligible Puerto Rico - Not Eligible
Indiana - Eligible Rhode Island - Eligible
Iowa - Eligible South Carolina - Eligible
Kansas - Eligible South Dakota - Eligible
Kentucky - Eligible Tennessee - Eligible
Louisiana - Eligible Texas - Eligible
Maine - Eligible Utah - Eligible
Maryland - Eligible Vermont - Eligible
Massachusetts - Eligible Virginia - Eligible
Michigan - Not Eligible Washington - Not Eligible
Minnesota - Eligible West Virginia - Eligible
Mississippi - Eligible Wisconsin - Eligible
Missouri - Eligible Wyoming - Eligible

 Possible Eligibility = The FMCSA has not received verification from your state licensing board that the DOT exam is within the scope of practice for your profession. You may proceed with registration, but the FMCSA must receive verification from your state licensing board before certifying you. We recommend that you delay your certification test until the state licensing board has confirmed that the DOT exam is within your scope of practice.

* The ND State Board of Chiropractic Examiners accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credits for continuing education for North Dakota Chiropractors.

If you have any questions or need further information on this process, please contact the FMCSA Help Desk at fmctechsup@dot.gov (recommended) or call (617) 494-3003.

Doctor of Chiropractic DC NRCME Training Course DiscountDOT NRCME Certificate of Completion Training Program

We are the only DOT training company to offer a full refund within 30 days of the enrollment date if you decide not to become certified and have not had your Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the program.