1) Verify that the course has been approved by the Board. You may use our Online Course Lookup tool. If the course has been approved, verify that the certificate is from the sponsor shown on our website. You must provide a certificate from the entity that has sponsored the course with the MBCE. You may need to call them for an updated certificate.
2) If the course is PACE approved, it will NOT have a MN approval number. PACE approvals are through the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB). Your certificate will instead show the PACE logo and a PACE approval number. It MUST have the logo to be accepted for CE credit. It must also list the type and number of hours taken. If the type of hours is not indicated on the certificate, you will only receive regular credit.
The Board is processing the audits of 3,000+ chiropractors every year. Having to sort through various certificate formatting slows down the audits. The cover sheet allows for quicker review of your audit paperwork. In addition, it allows you to easily check your audit submission for missing CE credits.
If the sponsor that you took the course from was an Annual Sponsor with the Board, they may be eligible to apply for a retro-active approval through the Rule Variance procedure. You must call the Sponsor and facilitate this. The Rule Variance goes to the next regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting. An Individual Seminar fee of $100 applies to all retro-active approval requests.