About the Board

The Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) regulates the chiropractic profession in California. We protect Californians from licensed and unlicensed individuals who engage in the fraudulent, negligent, or incompetent practice of chiropractic. The BCE oversees approximately 14,000 licensees and 19 chiropractic schools and colleges located throughout the United States and Canada.

The BCE was created on December 21, 1922, as the result of an initiative measure approved by the people on November 7, 1922. Governed by a seven member board appointed by the Governor, the board is comprised of five licensed doctors of chiropractic and two members who represent the public. Board members serve four year terms. The board employs an executive officer to lead a professional staff responsible for licensing, continuing education, enforcement, administrative, and other regulatory responsibilities. The executive officer serves at the pleasure of the board.

The BCE's annual budget is funded exclusively by the profession through licensing and other regulatory fees. The BCE does not receive any general fund monies. The BCE allocates approximately 70% of its total operating budget to enforcement related activities.