The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) requires 24 hours of Continuing Education each year, prior to the last day of your birthday month.

COVID-19

Requirements are fluctuating rapidly owing to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.  Beginning in September, 2020, the Board began accepting interactive live online webinars as a substitute for live on-site hours.  Please check the California Board's website for the most accurate and up to date information.

Online

Up to 12 of the 24 hours may be taken in any online format.  Any topic, including mandatory topics, may be taken online.  Before COVID, live webinars counted as online.  Beginning in September, 2020, the Board began accepting interactive live online webinars as a substitute for live on-site hours. Please check the California Board's website for the most accurate and up to date information.

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Mandatory Hours/Topics

6 of the 24 hours must be Category A mandatory hours, as follows:

A minimum of 2 hours must be on the topic of:

Ethics & Law

A minimum of 4 hours must be on any one or a combination of the following topics:

History Taking and Physical Examination Procedures

Chiropractic Adjustive or Manipulation Techniques

Proper and Ethical Billing and Coding

The CBCE approves each hour of every course by topic.  One course may contain multiple topics/categories.  A course that is approved by a Board in another state is not necessarily approved in California.  Check published course information closely to see which topics were approved for a course.  If you will only be attending part of a course, make sure you will meet your requirements with those particular hours. 

Other Hours

The remaining 18 hours may be taken in the mandatory categories or in general subject categories (Categories B or C), as listed in CCR Section 361

You may acquire non-mandatory hours through courses approved by any California health care board.

Exceptions & Exceptional Hours

You may earn up to 4 hours per year for attending a full board meeting of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

An instructor who has taught for one (1) year and currently teaches core curriculum courses for more than eight (8) credit hours per week at any Council on Chiropractic Education accredited college for at least six (6) months during any license renewal period year shall be exempt from continuing education.

A licensee who teaches a board approved continuing education course may earn one (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of lecture up to 24 hours per year.

Help

Contact the Life West CE office or the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) for help understanding the California Board requirements.