Waiver Information for Chiropractic Schools

On March 4, 2020, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare to respond to an increasing number of individuals requiring medical care and hospitalization as a result of a broader spread of COVID-19.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, during the State of Emergency, the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) may waive any statutory or regulatory professional licensing requirements pertaining to individuals licensed pursuant to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, including requirements related to the education necessary to obtain licensure.

Chiropractic School Schedule and Class Length Waiver Extension
DCA Waiver DCA-21-185 Order Extending DCA-21-163, 20-87, 20-62, and 20-37
Now extends to December 31, 2021. The waiver removes requirements that lecture classes be at least 50 minutes long, schools may only operate between five and six days per week, and instructional time must be between 30 and 35 hours per week. This is a four-month extension, to align with the school-year calendar.

Department of Consumer Affairs Waiver DCA-21-185: https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_21_185.pdf