There are several requirements to become a chiropractor in BC including graduation from a recognized chiropractic education program and completion of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) exams. Chiropractors who have never practiced before or who have practiced in a jurisdiction other than British Columbia can apply for full registration (practising) or temporary registration. Temporary registration may be granted for up to 90 days, and may be renewed once for up to 90 additional days.
For Chiropractors that are currently licensed to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction: It is recommended that you maintain your current practising status during the application process for British Columbia as it will greatly simplify your application. You may cancel your registration in the other Canadian jurisdiction once your practising status in BC becomes effective.
Applications expire and are closed if they remain incomplete or the applicant is not granted status within six months of the date of initial submission. All required documentation must be received before your application will be processed. Please allow for a minimum of four weeks processing time once all documentation has been received. Application fees are non-refundable.
Chiropractors who wish to apply for registration in BC must meet the following requirements. Documents must be scanned and uploaded or mailed to the CCBC office to complete your application:
- Create an online account at: https://public.chirobc.com
- Login to http://renew.chirobc.com with your email address and password and complete the online application for a new applicant. You will be asked to consent to a criminal record check during this process.
- A copy of a recent passport sized photo of yourself, taken within one year prior to the date of application. This can be scanned and uploaded as you complete your online application or mailed to the CCBC office.
- A copy of your birth certificate, passport or proof of eligibility to work in Canada, such as a Visa. This can be scanned and uploaded as you complete your online application.
- Pay the application fee of $320 and the exam fee of $150 online. Application and exam fees are non-refundable.
- Complete the online Jurisprudence Exam
In addition, applicants must request that the following information is sent to the CCBC:
- Copy of your chiropractic transcript forwarded to the CCBC by an accredited chiropractic college. If you are currently registered to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction, you may not be required to submit your transcript.
- Results of your Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) examinations forwarded to the CCBC by the CCEB. If you are currently registered to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction, you may not be required to submit your examinations.
- If applicable, a letter of standing from each jurisdiction where you have practised or currently practise chiropractic or any other health profession sent directly from each jurisdiction to the CCBC.
- If applicable, a criminal record check from the last non-Canadian jurisdiction(s) where you have practised or currently practise chiropractic or any other health profession sent from the jurisdiction directly to the CCBC.
- A copy of the Standard First Aid certification (expiry: April 30, 2017).
- Upon acceptance by the Registration Committee, proof of professional liability protection or insurance of at least $2,000,000 per claim.
An email will be sent to you with further instructions once you have successfully paid and submitted an online application. The Registration Committee will review your file once all documentation is received and you have successfully completed the BC Jurisprudence Examination.