Waiver Information for Continuing Education Requirements: All Licensees

On March 30, 2020 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-39-20, authorizing the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to waive any of the professional licensing requirements relating to healing arts licensees in Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, and any accompanying regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the examination, education, experience, and training requirements necessary to obtain and maintain licensure, and requirements governing the practice and permissible activities for licensees.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has issued several waivers to assist licensees in meeting their continuing education requirements for their license renewals.  Licensees MUST still renew their licenses in their expiration month, failure to do so will render the license expired and will go into forfeiture status if not renewed within 60 days following the expiration date of the license.

Licensees Affected: Department of Consumer Affairs Waiver: Synopsis:
All Licensees DCA Waiver 20-63 https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_20_63.pdf

Now Extended until March 31, 2022 by DCA Waiver 22-209
All licensees are able to complete the 12 hours of classroom credit through courses offered on an interactive video conference platform if taken prior to March 31, 2022. You may view available courses here: https://chiro.ca.gov/licensees/ce.shtml
March 2020 – September 2021 DCA Waiver 21-175 https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_21_175.pdf March 2020 – September 2021 licensees can postpone their 24 hours of continuing education credit. Continuing education hours must be completed prior to January 26th, 2022.
October 2021 DCA Waiver 21-194:
October 2021 licensees can postpone their 24 hours of continuing education credit. Continuing education hours must be completed prior to March 28th, 2022.

DCA Waiver 20-63 has been reinstated and given an extension until March 31, 2022 by the Department of Consumer Affairs per Waiver 22-209.

This waiver became effective on September 23, 2020 and allowed chiropractic licensees to attend an excess of 12 hours of distance learning if earned via synchronous and interactive online webinars – the Board has referred to this format as an Interactive Video Conference.

After March 31, 2022, the maximum number of continuing education (CE) hours completed via distance learning will be reinstated to twelve (12) and licensees will once again be required to attend CE courses in person for a minimum of twelve (12) hours.

Interactive Video Conferences that have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and are taken on or before March 31, 2022 will be accepted and will count as the classroom hours for the licensee’s current renewal period.

For any additional questions regarding the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20 or DCA waivers, please send an email to chiro.info@dca.ca.gov.