Effective January 1, 2013: Applicants for initial licensure who are required to submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check must use a Livescan service provider. Applicants who are fingerprinted after January 1, 2013 will have their prints retained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. If you are applying for initial licensure after December 15, 2012, You must print this form and take it with you to a Livescan service provider. For more information on background checks and a list of Livescan service providers, please visit our Background Screening page.
Application and License Requirements
Apply Online for Licensure: Eliminate mailing time and expedite your application! Apply online, using your user id and password, and receive a response within 10-13 business days!
Exam: All applicants are required to pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part IV and Physiotherapy Examinations prior to submitting an application. We will accept the passing scores deemed appropriate by the NBCE.
All applicants are also required to take the FL laws/rules computer based test (CBT) once their application is deemed complete, which will be offered year-round.
Continuing Education: Click here for information regarding continuing education requirements for initial licensure. It is also strongly recommended that you review all of the laws and rules regulating this profession.
|MISSION:||To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.|
|VISION:||To be the Healthiest State in the Nation|
|PURPOSE:||To protect the public and make Florida the healthiest state in the nation through health care licensure, enforcement, and information.|
|FOCUS:||To be the nation's leader in quality health care regulation.|
|VALUES:||I CARE (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness, Excellence)|