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Total CEU hours Required“40 hours every 2 years. The biennial continuing education compliance period shall extend for a two-year period beginning on July 1 of each even-numbered year and ending on June 30 of each even-numbered year two years later. New licensees are exempt except for 2 hours in the content areas of 645”
Total Hours 40
Duration (months)24
Distance Credits Allowed16 hours every 2 years
Accepts PACEYes
Accepts CCENo
Program CriteriaTeaching at a Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)-approved program or board of chiropractic-approved institution. A maximum of 15 hours per biennium may be obtained for each course taught. (2) Completing electronically transmitted programs/activities or independent study programs/activities that have a certificate of completion. (3) A licensee who is a presenter of a continuing education program may receive credit once per biennium for the initial presentation of the program. (4) Completing a program provided by a CCE-accredited chiropractic college in the United States, the Iowa Chiropractic Society, American Chiropractic Association or International Chiropractors Association. (5) Completing continuing education courses/programs that are certified by the Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE) through the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB). (6) Proctoring at the NBCE examination. Fifteen hours of continuing education hours per NBCE examination event may be claimed up to a maximum of 30 hours of continuing education credit per biennium. The proctoring hours may apply toward the clinical requirement. IAC 8/15/18 Professional Licensure[645] Ch 44, p.3 c. Continuing education may not be obtained by completing or teaching classes in basic anatomy and physiology or undergraduate level coursework.
Other Notes“At least 36 hours of continuing education credit obtained from a program that directly relates to clinical case management of chiropractic patients. At least 20 of these hours shall be earned by completing a program in which an instructor conducts the class by employing a traditional in-person, classroom-type presentation and the licensee is in attendance in the same room as that instructor. The remaining 16 hours of continuing education credit relating to clinical case management of chiropractic patients may be obtained by independent study, including any online instruction, that complies with conditions specified in 44.3(1)A minimum of two hours per biennium in professional boundaries regarding ethical issues related to professional conduct that may include but are not limited to sexual harassment, sensitivity training and ethics. (3) A minimum of 12 hours per biennium of continuing education in the field of acupuncture if the chiropractic physician is engaged in the practice of acupuncture. Chiropractic physicians not engaged in the active practice of acupuncture may take continuing education hours in the field of acupuncture for continuing education credit”
Sexual Boundaries TrainingYes
AIDS TrainingYes
Out-of-state reqNo
Out-of-state required Hours0
Accepts Uniform Continuing Education formN/A
Auto ApprovedYes
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