Renew a chiropractor licence

  1. Determine if you are 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 application, supporting documents and fee
  1. Determine if you are eligible

    All chiropractors working in Yukon must be registered, 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 your training and 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 is illegal to work in the new licence year before we have processed your application.

     

    Eligibility

    You are eligible to renew your chiropractic licence if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You are registered and hold a current licence in Yukon as a chiropractor.
    • You have met all continuing competency requirements.
    • You complete steps 2 to 6 of this renewal application process.
  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 is 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.
    • 36 hours of continuing professional education in the 3 years before your 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

    • This form is for chiropractors who work for an employer or clinic.
    • This form helps us validate your 200 plus professional practice hours.
    • Work with your employer to complete this form.
    • We require 1 form for each of your previous employers.
    • When complete, submit the form(s) with your entire application package.

     

    Verification of self-employment form

    • This form is for chiropractors who are self-employed.
    • This form helps us validate your 200 plus professional practice hours.
    • When complete, submit the form with your entire application package.
    • Be sure to keep all documentation that will prove your hours of practice. You do not have to provide proof with your application, but the registrar may ask for it at a later date.

     

    Annual continuing education form

    • This form helps us validate your continuing education hours.
    • Complete and submit 1 form per year you are claiming hours in.

     

    Continuing education supporting documents

    • Provide a supporting document for every continuing education activity you are claiming.
    • 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 or instructor, or your supervisor.

     

    Continuing competency exemption request form

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

    • This form allows us to consider exemption requests.
    • Make sure to clearly identify the exemption you are requesting and the reasons for the request on the form.
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

     

    You must also provide the following with your application:

    Proof of professional liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.

  5. Pay your fees

     

    Fees

    Annual licence fee: $50

     

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

  6. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

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

    We typically process renewal applications within 30 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

     

    Submit your application package:

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday to 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.