Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Continuing Education Requirements
Section 3. Continuing Education Requirements.
(a) Renewal Period. CE shall be obtained September 1 to August 31 of the year of expiration.
(b) Sponsorship. The Board shall accept CE directly related to the scope of practice defined in the Act sponsored by:
(iii) Any CCE accredited chiropractic college or university;
(iv) Any state chiropractic association;
(vi) Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards; or
(vii) Any state physical therapy association or the American Physical Therapy Association.
(c) CE Content.
(i) Acceptable subjects shall include, but are not limited to: ethics, technique, physiotherapy, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, diagnostic imaging and interpretation of imaging, record keeping and coding classes, and other subjects as defined as the practice of chiropractic and accepted by the Board.
(ii) Unacceptable subjects shall include, but are not limited to, practice building and business management courses.
(iii) CE shall not be granted for attending duplicate courses in the same renewal period.
(d) Method. A minimum of eight (8) CE shall be earned at in-person conferences or hands-on training. A maximum of four (4) CE may be earned online.
(e) Waiver. A licensee may seek an exemption from all or part of the CE requirements by submitting a petition to the Board demonstrating just cause for the exemption.
(i) Waiver requests shall be received no later than July 1 of the year of expiration and shall include documentation demonstrating just cause. Just cause may include experiencing a physical disability, illness, or other disabling situation exceeding one hundred and eighty (180) or more consecutive days in the renewal year.
(ii) The number of hours exempted shall be in proportion to the disability or situation.
Accepted Course Examples
Some acceptable courses may not be specifically related to chiropractic. When these types of courses are accepted, they'll be added to the list below:
CE Review (What to look for)
Look for these 6 things on your CE Certificates to avoid issues when you renew:
Board approved sponsor (see requirements above)
Course Title (must be related to your scope of practice and not be practice management)
Course completion date in correct period (September 1 of the year prior through August 31 of renewing year)
Hours earned (we're looking for 12 total with at least 8 in person)
Notation that your course was in person or virtual/online (at least 8 must be earned physically in person)
Communication related to Online CE Waiver ending April 13, 2022
Licensees were notified on December 2, 2020 via email as follows:
Wyoming Chiropractic Licensees,
Please find attached Executive Order 2020-11 that extends the emergency rules for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
As a reminder, these emergency rules remove the limit to online continuing education. This allows licensees to complete all 12 hours online.
When the public health emergency ends, so will this provision. Then the rules will revert back to limit online CE to 4 of the 12 hours required.
Licensees were notified on February 1, 2021 via email as follows:
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners wishes to remind licensees of two items as follows:
The Board previously issued emergency rules in March of 2020 which removed the online continuing education (CE) limit for licensees. These emergency rules were in effect for 120 days and subsequently extended for an additional 120 days.
As you were previously informed via email on December 2, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 2020-11 which extended the Board's emergency rules until "such time it is rescinded or until thirty days following the end of the Public Health Emergency".
What this means: if CE is earned online during the executive order or a licensee is enrolled in a CE course prior to the end of the executive order, that CE will be accepted for the August 31, 2021 renewal, provided it meets all other criteria in Chapter 4 of the Board's Rules.
Health Standards and Mandates:
Licensees are reminded to comply with local mandates regarding sanitization of hands and equipment, biohazard guidelines, and mask wearing. The professional codes of ethics do mandate licensees adhere to all relevant laws and ensure the protection of patients under their care.
Licensees were notified on their 2022 renewal (mailed June 1, 2022) as follows:
The Board previously issued emergency rules in March of 2020 which removed the online continuing education (CE) limit for licensees. In Executive Order 2020-11, Governor Gordon extended these and other emergency rules until the end of the public health emergency. This executive order ended April 13, 2022 and the emergency rules allowing unlimited online CE have ended accordingly.
For this renewal, the original rule limiting online CE courses to four (4) of the required twelve (12) hours is back in effect. However, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners has agreed to accept any online CE completed or registered for prior to the end of this executive order provided the CE meets all other requirements in rule.