Renew a chiropractor licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the renewal application form
  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required
  5. Pay your fees
  6. Submit your complete rewewal application package
  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All chiropractors working in Yukon must register, hold a licence and renew it every year.

    A chiropractor licence allows you to use the title doctor of chiropractic and work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

    Renewal period

    All chiropractor licences expire annually on March 31. Submit your renewal application before March 1. This will ensure we can process your application before your licence expires.

    It's illegal to work in the new licence year before we have processed your application.

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to renew your chiropractic licence if you:

    • are registered and hold a current licence in Yukon as a chiropractor; and
    • have met all continuing competency requirements.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, please note:

    • 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 renewal application form

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

  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements

    Read the continuing competency guide for full instructions, details and examples.

    Continuing competency requirements

    You must have completed the following continuing competency requirements to renew your licence:

    • 200 active practice hours in the 2 years before this renewal application; and
    • 36 hours of continuing professional education in the 3 years before this application.

    Forms and documentation required

    You must provide the following forms and documentation with your application.

    We may return applications that are missing required documentation.

    Verification of employment form for health professionals

    Verification of self-employment form

    • Download the verification of self-employment form if you are self-employed.
    • This form helps us validate your 200 plus professional practice hours.
    • Make sure to keep all documentation that will prove your hours of practice. The registrar may ask for it at a later date.

    Annual continuing education form

    Continuing education supporting documents

    ​Provide a supporting document for every continuing education activity you're claiming that is more than 4 hours.

    • Documentation must include:
      • your name;
      • proof of the number of hours you completed; and
      • date you completed the hours.


    If you do not have a document with this information, then you may complete the verification of completed continuing education form. Complete this form with either the course provider/instructor or your supervisor.

    Continuing competency exemption request

    Meeting your continuing competencies is a legal requirement. We review exemption requests on a case-by-case basis and do not accept all requests.

  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    Proof of liability insurance

    • Provide a copy of your liability insurance.
    • Your insurance must be for at least $1,000,000.
  5. Pay your fees

    Fees

    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 the 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 information 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.
  6. Submit your complete rewewal application package

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

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

    We typically process applications within 30 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 renewing 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.