Apply for a chiropractor licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all supporting documents required
  4. ​Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package
  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All chiropractors working in Yukon must be registered and hold a licence.

    Apply for registration and a licence if you're planning to use the title of doctor of chiropractic and work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

    We accept new chiropractor applications on an ongoing basis. You only need to apply for registration once but you must renew your licence every year. All chiropractor licences expire annually on March 31.

     

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to register and apply for a licence if you meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

     

    You:

    • graduated from an accredited school of chiropractic, and obtained a certificate of qualification from the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board in the year before this application.

     

    Or you:

    • hold a current chiropractor licence in another Canadian jurisdiction and are in good standing in that jurisdiction.

     

    If you've had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.

     

  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it's relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

     

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

     

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all licence applicants.

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your registration and licensing history;
    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and
    • any disciplinary action against you.

     

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you're licensed in to provide a certificate.

    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.
    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

     

    Proof of liability insurance

    • Provide proof of at least $1,000,000 professional liability insurance.

     

    Official transcript

    • We only require this if you are not registered in another Canadian jurisdiction.
    • The transcript must confirm graduation from an accredited school of chiropractic medicine.
    • Have the school send the transcripts directly to PLRA.

     

    Certificate of qualification

    • We only require this if you are not registered in another Canadian jurisdiction.
    • Request this certificate from the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.
    • This must be issued within the year before your application.
  4. ​Pay your fees

     

    Fees

    Registration (one-time fee): $100.

    Annual licence fee: $50.

     

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.

     

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

     

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card info on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

     

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.
  5. Submit your complete application package

     

    Prepare your application package.

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.
       

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you've not provided all the required documentation.

     

    How to submit 

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: chiro.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about applying for a chiropractor licence, email chiro.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.