Every other year, our inbox fills up with questions about continuing education and chiropractic license renewal. In 2020, circumstances made for a number of exceptions to prior rules, so these questions may be even more relevant. We’ve compiled the following answers to the most common questions. If you do not find your answer, please feel free to contact us and we’ll add it to the page.
How do I renew my New Hampshire chiropractic license?
Renewal can be completed online at NH’s Online Licensing. You will receive an automatic email from the licensing office on May 1st, sent to the email you supplied the office. In the online portal, you will upload PDF files of your CEU certificates, and pay online.
How much does it cost to renew a chiropractic license in New Hampshire?
License renewal costs $300. This is paid as part of the electronic renewal process by credit or debit card.
When do I need to renew my NH chiropractic license?
License renewal occurs on odd-numbered years in New Hampshire, meaning licenses are renewed on a two-year cycle. Continuing education documentation and payment should be received by the Office of Professional Licensure by June 30th. All licenses expire on July 1st.
How many continuing education credits do NH chiropractors need for license renewal?
In New Hampshire, chiropractors are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education per cycle, approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners via the Office of Professional Licensure.
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More information about online CE in 2020-2021
How much online/remote education can be accepted for license renewal?
Prior to 2020, NH chiropractors were permitted to take up to 25% (5 hours) of their continuing education via remote education.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Examiners and Governor’s office agreed that 100% of chiropractic continuing education may be completed via approved online courses.
Governor Sununu issued an order which allowed the Board of Examiners to accept all qualifying online education completed by December 31, 2020, up to 100% of doctors’ requirements. The NH Board of Chiropractic Examiners requested that the Governor extend the date for approval for online hours through the remainder of the relicensure period, and the Governor’s office granted extension through the end of the state of emergency (updated March 1, 2021).
How do online hours work? Is there a quiz associated?
Most online courses do have a quiz associated to ensure that the participant did actually pay attention to the information presented. They will also often have a timer that records the amount of time spent logged into the course, this way if the participant is to receive 6 hours for a course the course moderator can verify that at least 6 hours were spent logged into the course.
What courses are accepted for credit?
Courses must be approved by the NH Board of Chiropractic Examiners via staff at the NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification. In almost every instance, event organizers are responsible for arranging approval. PACE-approved courses are accepted. Some reliable sources of continuing education include NHCA events, DConline, LearnACA, chiropractic colleges, and first aid/basic life support courses from the Red Cross and American Heart Association.