Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record.  To apply for a predetermination, please fill out Form #3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form.  Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.

License Information

Fee Reduction

Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee.  Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at, prior to submitting Form 3217.

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Chiropractic credential is 12/14/even years.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.  

The Board may grant a temporary permit to practice chiropractic to any chiropractor, who files an application prescribed by the Board, pays the required fee, has a chiropractic license in good standing in another jurisdiction, and has no disciplinary action pending in connection with any chiropractic license the applicant holds.

  • A chiropractor practicing under a temporary permit is only allowed to practice as a chiropractor for participants in an athletic or artistic event, or as an instructor in a specific chiropractor education seminar approved for continuing education by the Board.
  • A temporary permit is valid for 10 calendar days during the 12-month period immediately following its effective date, but no single period of practice under the temporary permit may exceed three (3) calendar days.

Pre-Credential Education Information

Must have completed 60 credits of undergraduate work, and have graduated from an accredited chiropractic college. Beginning July 1, 1998, a candidate must have attained a bachelor's degree in addition to the degree of doctor of chiropractic.

Applicants must complete a CPR/AED certification program approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).  Approved providers can be found on the DHS License Certification page.

Application for Licensure

502Application For Licensure to Practice Chiropractic
​Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany Form #502.)

Application For Temporary Chiropractic License

Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (If applicable)
​3085​Application for Predetermination (Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal, state, or local law, including municipal ordinances, in this state or any other)

​Convictions and Pending Charges

​Fax Payment Form
3218​Employer Verification (For Endorsement Applicants Only)

Application for Nutritional Counseling Certification


Application for Nutritional Counseling Certification

​Nutritional Counseling Certificate of Post-graduate Education Form

Application for Preceptorship


Chiropractic College Preceptorship Program Approval Instructions and Request Form

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • HRS (Hours of Continuing Education) - Click on the "Continuing Education Information" hyperlink in the upper left of this webpage to review details prior to proceeding with renewal. If renewing via a paper form, Form 2919, Continuing Education Addendum, is also required when submitting continuing education credits.
  • CPR (Current CPR/AED certification is required)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or

Renewal Methods

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal
2919Continuing Education Addendum

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship.  Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.