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The FCLB serves as a non-profit clearinghouse and forum for the discussion of important regulatory issues. The annual conference and district meetings provide an opportunity for a healthy exchange of ideas and viewpoints, as well as unified adoption of resolutions protecting the profession's examining regulatory standards and ultimately the consumer public.

  • Query public records of board actions through CIN-BAD.
  • Search for continuing education credits with PACE.
  • Get information about our annual and district meetings.
  • Research criteria for obtaining and maintaining a chiropractic license with our Official Directory.
  • Check out our other resources including publications, resolutions, model codes, consumer information, notes for students, and ethics materials.



The first meeting of the chiropractic licensing boards was held in 1919. The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards became an organization officially in 1926, with different names over the years.

Our purposes are detailed in the Certificate of Incorporation. In summary, these deal with maintaining high, uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic licensure, regulation, discipline, and education.

The corporation is non-profit, deriving its income from member dues, directory sales, financial donations and conference fees. Dues are based on the number of active chiropractic licenses.
The FCLB serves as a clearinghouse and forum for the discussion of important political issues. The annual conference and district meetings provide an opportunity for a healthy exchange of ideas and viewpoints, as well as unified adoption of resolutions protecting the profession's examining regulatory standards and ultimately the consumer public.

CIN-BAD system offers several informational databases to member boards and other subscribers. CIN-BAD's ever-expanding databases are increasingly significant to regulatory boards, chiropractic colleges, managed care providers, law enforcement, and the public.

Eligible members of the FCLB include boards having jurisdiction to license or regulate the practice of chiropractic in the states, provinces, commonwealths or territories of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and other countries.

Current board members, as well as those who have served on a board within the last five years, may participate as Fellows in FCLB activities, including holding office or serving on standing committees. Those who have ever served on a chiropractic regulatory board are Honorary Fellows, privileged to attend the annual business meeting. Other organizations with an interest in chiropractic licensure are also active with the Federation.

The purpose of the FCLB is to protect the public and to serve our member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation. The FCLB does not necessarily endorse or support views and opinions included in the material provided. The information appearing on the website is intended to provide information about the activities, programs, and services of the FCLB. This information is ADVISORY ONLY and the visitor to this website assumes sole responsibility for any decisions made based upon its content. The FCLB disclaims all warranties regarding such information, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranty as to the quality, accuracy, or suitability of this information for any particular purpose.

Visitors are encouraged to seek competent legal, regulatory and health care advice from licensed providers or from appropriate regulatory entities on all issues.

Links to Other Web Sites

Consistent with its mission statement and non-profit status, FCLB policy limits its links only to a select group of sites:

The licensing boards that are members of the FCLB;

Organizations in which the FCLB has membership, or to which the FCLB has voting representation;

Organizations which are determined to be consistent with FCLB's Mission Statement;
Visitors are encouraged to use one of the many Internet search engines to locate other chiropractic websites.

The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards has been able to prosper and grow in recent years in large part through the substantial financial support which has been given by a special group of friends who believe in the importance of the regulatory mission.

The FCLB wishes to express its deep appreciation for the ongoing, significant confidence expressed by these fine groups.

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Through the years, the FCLB has maintained an excellent professional relationship with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. While the two non-profit organizations are institutionally separate, they communicate regularly and openly to help ensure that chiropractors around the world are well-trained and appropriately regulated. The FCLB holds two seats on the NBCE's eleven-member board of directors.

The National Board provides the FCLB with office space, at the token rent of $2 per year.
The NBCE has frequently met the Federation's needs for office equipment and furniture.
The financial support of the National Board has been significant across several decades, including early development grants for CIN-BAD.
Continuous, ongoing financial support for general operations provides the Federation with stability for programs and services.
The FCLB deeply appreciates the friendship and generosity of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company
The NCMIC Insurance Company has generously underwritten numerous developments to the CIN-BAD system of informational databases.

The continued growth of the CIN-BAD system is helping the FCLB to attain new levels of prominence in the health care community, and to build long-term financial stability.

The FCLB deeply appreciates this vote of support for these growing programs.

NCMIC Insurance Company granted funds to complete a written historical account for the FCLB. The history and foundation of chiropractic regulation since 1926 has been researched and authored by the late Dr. Joseph Keating and Ms. Donna M. Liewer.  Copies of the two-volume book are available on 

American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association has provided both operations support and early development grants for the current CIN-BAD program. Current funding is $2,500 per year to underwrite costs of pursuing excellence in chiropractic licensure and regulation. Also, the Federation has been an active participant in a number of projects and leadership development programs involving the ACA.

The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is grateful to the American Chiropractic Association for their long record of support.

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