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 practised before or who have practised in a jurisdiction other than British Columbia can apply for full registration (practising).
Chiropractors who wish to apply for registration in BC must meet the following requirements. Documents must be scanned and uploaded 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 certified 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.
- A copy of your Canadian birth certificate, passport, or proof of eligibility to work in Canada, such as a Visa or permanent resident card. This can be scanned and uploaded as you complete your online application.
- Pay the application fee of $320 and the jurisprudence examination fee of $150 online. Application and exam fees are non-refundable. See Schedule C – Fees.
- Complete the online jurisprudence examination. Please refer to the link from our initial email to you.
- A valid, current copy of the Standard First Aid with CPR-C. Please ensure the certificate meets the Quality Assurance Committee requirements.
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. The letter must specify particulars of any cancellation, suspension, limitation or conditions on the applicant’s entitlement to practise, or any investigation, review or proceeding which could lead to cancellation, suspension, limitation or conditions on the applicant’s entitlement to practise.
- If applicable, a criminal record check from all 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.
- Upon acceptance by the Registration Committee, proof of professional liability protection or insurance of at least $2,000,000 per claim. Request this to be sent from the insurance provider directly to the CCBC office.
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.
Applications will 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.
Processing Time for Registration
Please allow for a minimum of ‘four weeks processing time’ once all documentation has been received. Application fees are non-refundable.
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.