skip to content


The mission of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE) is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of chiropractic to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice in the profession.



After 24 years of service, Larry A. Spicer, DC, is retiring from the position of Executive Director of the MBCE. The Board conducted a state hiring process, which concluded with the hiring of Michelle (Micki) King as the new Executive Director.  Micki has been with the Board for 26 years and brings a wide breadth of experience to the position. Micki's starting date is scheduled for December 1, 2016. Following a transition period, Dr. Spicer is scheduled to leave the Board on February 2, 2017. 


Use Of Online Services

In order to utilize the absolute strictest and up-to-date security, the following browsers may be required to use the Board's online services: Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8.0+; Mozilla Firefox, versions 16.0+; Google Chrome; Apple Safari Versions 6.0+; Mobile Android; Mobile Firefox; Mobile Chrome; Mobile Safari. If you are unable to use the online services, please check your browser version, or consider using another computer (such as at a local library) which may have an updated browser.

Chiropractic Licensure:

Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in all other United States territories and jurisdictions. Doctors of Chiropractic are also authorized to practice in most other countries of the world, and in some areas serve as the primary form of health care available to the citizens.

Chiropractic Education:

In spite of the myths that abound, the education of a doctor of chiropractic is very rigorous. A minimum of three years undergraduate education required for entry to chiropractic college. This education includes (among others) education in subjects such as chemistry (organic and inorganic,) physics, biology, anatomy and physiology. The student then enters a chiropractic college for a four year full time course leading to the doctoral degree. Colleges of Chiropractic must be accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (or an international equivalent) which is approved by the United States Department of Education.

Purpose of Regulation (Licensure):

As a function of regulation by licensure, the public can be assured that the doctor of chiropractic has met certain standards, that he/she continues to abide by certain laws and regulations, and that these laws and regulations have been specifically designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public from incompetence or substandard care.
back to top