JCR: The Chiropractor Registration System in Japan

The Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR) was established in 2008 as an independent organization to register chiropractors practicing in Japan. Eligibility for registration requires successful completion of an educational program that meets the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines as well as local minimum educational standards and the passing of the JCR registration test. JCR makes available to the public the list of registrants and submits the list to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to assist the public in choosing chiropractors who meet safety requirements. The JCR acts in this role until the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare establishes an appropriate government regulatory body.

Registration Requirements

If an applicant wishes to apply for the JCR registration (Type-I or Type-II),  the person shall satisfy any one of the following conditions.
  1. An applicant graduated from a CCE (CCE-US, CCEC, ECCE or CCEA)
    accredited or equivalent (candidate) college
  2. An applicant graduated from a JAC-approved interim education program, or JAC-approved Safety Training Program/Clinical Chiropractic Program.
  3. An applicant graduated from a local chiropractic program (length of the course is more than one year).
If an applicant wishes to apply for the Type-II registration, the person shall fall under any of the following conditions.
  1. Passing the JCR Registration Exam provided by the IBCE.
  2. Holding a national/ state/ province license in a regulated country.
  3. Passing the NBCE Test Part I and Part II.

The 15th Japanese chiropractor registration exam (IBCE test) will be
held on October 6, 2024. Applicants are:

  1. CCE accredited or recognized school graduates.
  2. JAC approved CSC (conversion) program graduates
  3. JAC- approved Clinical Chiropractic Program/Safety Training Program graduates

The Japanese chiropractor registration exam will be administered in Japanese and English languages from 2024. If you wish to take an exam, please contact us by email. The exam fee is 45,000 yen per person.

Committee Members

Advisors, Board of Directors, Board of Councilors


Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR)
Address: #503, 3-24-5 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo 105-0003

Email office@chiroreg.jp

To Prospective Registrants

Here provides the lists of registered chiropractors who are the international (WHO) standard college graduates and JAC-approved CSC program graduates in Japan by the JCR.  The purpose of releasing the lists on this websites to notify the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and media the total numbers of the WHO standard chiropractors in Japan.

JCR may release the lists other than on this website for the legislative purposes however JCR strictly acts due to the Personal Information Protection Policy (Kojin Joho Hogo Ho) of Japan today. We do not take any responsibilities for damages caused by chiropractors listed in the list. Any chiropractors who meet the WHO standard in chiropractic or a minimum local standard can apply to be a registrant in JCR lists. An application form can be downloaded from here. If you are unsure about your qualification to meet the WHO standard.
Please check the Type of Qualifications

Registration Terms of Use

Before viewing the organization’s chiropractor list, please read the following terms of use. Those wishing to be added to the organization’s chiropractors list should also read the terms of use. The following terms make up the contractual conditions regarding the use of this service between users of the Organization and JCR. Please proceed only if you agree to all the following terms and conditions. Those using the service shall be deemed as having agreed to the terms and conditions.

  1. The purpose of displaying the Chiropractor List is to assist the Japanese people in choosing safe and highly skilled chiropractors.
  2. Only chiropractors who have completed an education meeting the WHO guideline standards as well as local standards (more than one-year program) are published in the list.
  3. The same purpose as above is under consideration for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and various other government agencies and mass media.
  4. Please contact us if you wish to be published in the list. No registration fees, publishing fees, revision fees, etc. are required.
  5. The Organization shall not be liable for any trouble personally incurred by registrants.
  6. In accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, the Organization does not use acquired information for any other purpose other than for display on the Chiropractor List page.
  7. Graduates of a chiropractic educational institute approved by each regional CCE which operates under educational regulations recognized by WHO, graduates of the CSC Program approved by JAC the Japanese representative organization of WFC affiliated with WHO, or local chiropractic program graduates are eligible to register with
    the Register. Please contact us by e-mail to request that your name be added to or removed from the list.


JCR Registration Form (PDF)

JCR Renewal Application Form (PDF) 

JCR Registration Online Form (PC)

JCR Registration Online Form (mobile phone)

JCR Renewal Application Online Form (PC)

JCR Renewal Application Online Form (mobile phone)

List of JCR Registered Chiropractors (PDF)