Kentucky law requires that all actively practicing chiropractors annually complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of Board approved continuing education, over at least two (2) days, six (6) hours of which must be obtained within Kentucky. Visit KY Approved Courses
(43K) to see courses taking place in Kentucky. Continuing education must be completed, and proof provided to the Board, no later than March 1 of each year to avoid the $300 late fee.
All first year licensees shall successfully complete the two (2) hour Kentucky State Chiropractic Jurisprudence course prior to their first license renewal. This course shall satisfy two (2) of the required twelve (12) hours of continuing education.
Requirements for Course Approval
The following requirements must be met in order to receive approval of a postgraduate course of study or an educational program for this purpose:
(1) The continuing education program shall be either:
(a) A post graduate course of study at or sponsored by a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successors; or
(b) A continuing education program approved by the board, or a committee designated by the board to act between sessions of the board.
1. The continuing education program shall be:
a. Sponsored by a national or state chartered organization of chiropractors; and
b. Open to all doctors of chiropractic in Kentucky who desire to attend.
2. The instructors and speakers shall be in the field of chiropractic, chiropractic education, or allied sciences.
3. The programs to be presented shall contain subjects of clinical benefit to licensees and on a postgraduate level of education.
(2) The sponsoring party of a proposed educational program for license renewal shall apply for approval of the program prior to its presentation by providing the following information to the board:
(a) The name of the course;
(b) The name of the sponsoring organization;
(c) The objective of the program;
(d) The number of hours over which the educational program will be presented and the dates presented;
(e) The names of the instructors and speakers and the name and address of the institution with which they are associated, if applicable;
(f) The instructors' or speakers' educational background and other relevant qualifications; and
(g) The name and address of the person authorized to certify attendance.
(3) The educational program may be monitored by an officer of the board, the field coordinator of the board, or a person designated by the president of the board.
(4) (a) A proposed program shall be submitted to the board for approval at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the presentation.
(b) The board, or a designee of the board to act between meetings of the board, shall give written notification of the board's approval or disapproval of the program to the sponsoring party not more than thirty (30) days after receiving the proposed educational program.
(c) Within thirty (30) days of completion of the program, the sponsoring party shall submit to the board a written certification of:
1. The names and license numbers of the licensees in attendance at the program;
2. The sessions attended by each licensee; and
3. The number of hours of each session attended.