Certificate of Registration as a Chiropractic Corporation

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Information below is based on Frequently Asked Questions and the most common mistakes when completing the Certificate of Registration for Chiropractic Corporation application and/or forming a professional chiropractic corporation

Name of the corporation must comply with the California Business and Professions Code 1054, "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the name of a chiropractic corporation and any name or names under which it may be rendering professional services, shall contain the name or the last name of one or more of the present, prospective, or former shareholders, and shall include the word "chiropractic" and the word "corporation" or wording or abbreviations denoting corporate existence"

You may not file or use a fictitious name or DBA for the corporation. The corporate name must appear on all checks, business cards, flyers, advertisements, etc.

These offices are dependent on the number of shareholders of the corporation. For example, if there is only one shareholder, he or she must be listed as both the President and Treasurer as a minimum. When there are two shareholders, they will split the four offices as per Corporations Code, Section 13403. Vice President and Secretary need not be licensed; however they may not be shareholders. The shares must total 100%.

Please list all licensees who will render professional services, even if they are already listed as Corporate Officers or Shareholders.

You must include with the application a copy of the Endorsed Articles of Incorporation from the Secretary of State, along with any amendments, listing the corporation as a "Professional Corporation" within the meaning of Part 4, Division 3, Title 1, of the California Corporations Code. Articles must be filed as Professional Corporation.

Any corporation filed as General Corporation Law; or as an 'S', 'C' or "LLC" will be returned to applicant and must be amended with the Secretary of State. Failure to include a copy of the Endorsed Articles of Incorporation will result in your application being returned.

The corporation registration fee is $100.00. This fee is non-refundable. The processing time is 3-4 weeks.