Chiropractic Continuing Education Information
Each chiropractor applying for license renewal is required to complete continuing education (CE). The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RSA) outline the CE requirements. The following is an overview of the CE requirements for Connecticut licensed chiropractors:
Number of Hours
Each licensee applying for license renewal shall complete a minimum of forty-eight contact hours of qualifying CE during each CE monitoring period. One contact hour is a minimum of fifty minutes of CE activity. A CE monitoring period means a period beginning in an odd-numbered year and consisting of two consecutive license renewal periods.
On and after January 1, 2016, each licensee applying for license renewal shall complete not less than two contact hours of training or
education during the first renewal period in which continuing education is
required and not less than once every six years thereafter on the topic of
mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans. The
Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with
chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs that
includes coursework appropriate for chiropractors on the subject of mental
health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including
(A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran,
(B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of
suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training.
CE shall be in areas related to the individual’s practice and include cousework in the following topical areas:
- Mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans - 2 hours minimum;
- Manual therapies for chronic pain/management of patients during opioid crisis - 1 hour minimum;
- Lyme Disease - 1 hour minimum;
- Medical marijuana - eligibility and use - 1 hour minimum.
The Department does not approve CE courses or pre-approve specific coursework for individual licensees, nor does the Department maintain a list of CE courses.