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DC License Renewals due 12/31/2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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Just a reminder to all that your professional license renewal is due 12/31/2018 if you have not done so already. 

You can renew your DC license 

By sending in a completed paper application to the AK Board of Chiropractic Examiners -->https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/5/pub/chi0094.pdf.  Your application MUST be postmarked on or before 12/31/2018.  I highly suggest sending it Certified Mail with the USPS so you have proof of postmark.  

Or renewing online with the State of Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  Visit  https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofchiropracticexaminers.aspx for detailed information on how to use their online renewal application.  

FAQs about renewal - Here's a handout put together by the AK Board of Chiropractic Examiners that you may find helpful.  

Here's a list of the questions I've received recently:

  1. Where do I find my certificates from the ACS 2018 Convention or any other courses I've attended in 2017/2018 sponsored by the Alaska Chiropractic Society?  Login to www.akchiro.org with your username and password.  Select Manage Profile from the right hand rail.  Scroll down to the 3rd heading "Content and Features".  Look for "Professional Development".  Click on the certificate/pen/ribbon looking icon.  Make sure "Journal Entries" is the active tab at the top.  Use the Printer Icon on the far left to print out each Certificate of Attendance.  This form will have the name of the course, instructor, course approval number, type of credit, and number of credits issued - all the information you need to complete your renewal application.  
  2. How much is the renewal?  If you have been licensed for more than 1 full year (2017+ 2018), the renewal fee is $600 for 2019/2020.  If you have been licensed for less than one year, the renewal fee is $300.  
  3. How many credits do I need to renew?  If this is your second renewal - you need a minimum of 32 credits to renew.  Of those 32 credits - 8 must be in radiology, 2 in CPR, 2 in Ethics, and 2 in Documentation or Coding.  If this is your first renewal and your license was issued in 2017, you need a minimum of 16 credits to renew with the same subject matter requirements as the 32.  If this is your first renewal and your license was issued in 2018, you are not subject to any continuing education requirements.  
  4. Who/where do I send proof of my credits?  You do not need to send proof.  Complete the application with the information from your Certificates of Attendance and by signing the application - you are attesting that what you listed is accurate and truthful.  The AK Board of Chiropractic Examiners audits 10% of DCs renewals.  If audited, you will be asked to provide all your Certificates of Attendance/Completion from the continuing education courses you attended.  
  5. How do I know if my credits count?  Per regulation, continuing education courses count in Alaska if they were approved by the AK Board of Chiropractic Examiners or provided by a PACE approved provider and the certificate indicates it is a PACE course.  
  6. How many credits can I complete online?  Regulation states you can complete up to 16 credits through distance (online) learning. 
  7. I just got my first license in 2017 - I only need to do 16 credits.  Can I do them all online?  Yes, the AK Board of Chiropractic Examiners has clarified that you can complete ALL 16 credits needed for a first time license renewal through distance (online) learning.  
  8. Where do I put the CPR credits I earned and how many can I use?  CPR is a completely separate section on the license renewal form (both paper and online).  CPR does not require an "approval number".  If you completed a nationally recognized CPR certification course through the American Safety and Health Institute, American Heart Association or Red Cross, the course qualifies for 4 credits - 2 CPR, 1 BLS, 1 AED - all of which qualify as CE towards your 32 credits.  When completing the online renewal CPR section, enter "4" when it asks for "how many CPR credits?".  If you took a first responders course or EMT class, regulation only allows you to use up to 4 credits towards the required 32.  
  9. Is the Jurisprudence Review mandatory - do I have to complete it?  NO - it is voluntary.  It is a great way to get 2 free general (clinical) credits though.  
  10. How do I take the Jurisprudence Review?  Go to the AK BOCE website for more information on the MyiCourse.  
  11. Can I use the two credits from completing the online Jurisprudence Myicourse to fulfill my ethics requirement?  NO - completion of the MyiCourse Jurisprudence Review qualifies for two (2) general (clinical) credits and does NOT fulfill the 2 ethics credits needed.  
  12. Do I have to complete all my required CE credits before I complete my renewal application?  YES

Still have questions, give me a call at 907-903-1350.  I'm happy to assist.  

Sheri Ryan  |  Chief Operating Officer

Alaska Chiropractic Society | 550 E. Tudor Rd., Suite 202 |  Anchorage, AK 99503

Direct/Mobile: (907) 903-1350 | Fax: (907) 770-3790

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