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You must complete 12 hours of initial training, including eight (8) hours of lecture and four (4) hours of hands-on training.
This is the Board's training syllabus. There are board-approved trainers offering live and online sessions. However, if you are employed by a chiropractic clinic, that doctor may provide the training as described in the syllabus. See DC Guidelines below.
The hands-on training must cover some information in each of hydrotherapy, electrotherapy and physiotherapy.
Once you finish a course/program, you should receive a certificate of completion which you will submit with your application packet.
All applicants for chiropractic assistant certification must be fingerprinted, even if recently printed for another Oregon license or certificate. If you are a chiropractic student and you have already made application with this Board for your DC license, you do not need to be fingerprinted a second time for the CA application, or pay the $41.25 with your initial assistant application. Notify board staff.
* $41.25 of your initial application fees covers the cost of the background report, not the actual fingerprinting.
Felony convictions and a few other serious charges, arrests or convictions will cause the application to be reviewed by the full board; this will extend the application process significantly.
Even though you may not provide any therapies, you may still renew a certificate, however, you must meet the standard renewal renewal requirement, plus:
Renewal is annual. Board staff will email the "renewal notice" approximately 45 days prior to your renewal date (last day of birth month). The notice will remind you of your education requirements, and provide a link to the online renewal site (also provided below).
Continuing Education hours: Six (6) and two of those 6 hours must be training on taking vitals. Refer to the appropriate section on the Continuing Education page (link below) for more information.
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