Applications must be received by the NBCE by the deadlines listed below. Requests for withdrawal and for hand grading must be received by the NBCE by the deadlines listed below. Please see the table below for the list of test sites for each administration in 2017.
March 2017 Administration
The NBCE is offering March 2017 exams in the paper-and-pencil format ONLY. View the schedule here. Applications will open on 11/14/16.
|Administration Dates||March 17-19, 2017|
|Scores Posted Online||05/01/17, 8:00 a.m. MT|
|Hand Grading Request Deadline (paper-and-pencil exams only)||05/12/17|
April 2017 Administration
The NBCE is offering April 2017 exams in the paper-and-pencil format. View the schedule here. Applications will open on 11/14/16.
|Administration Dates||April 21-23, 2017|
|Scores Posted Online||05/30/17, 8:00 a.m. MT|
|Hand Grading Request Deadline (paper-and-pencil exams only)||06/09/17|
June 2017 Administration
The NBCE is offering June 2017 exams in the paper-and-pencil format. View the schedule here. Applications will open on 03/20/17.
|Administration Dates||June 23-25, 2017|
|Scores Posted Online||07/31/17, 8:00 a.m. MT|
|Hand Grading Request Deadline (paper-and-pencil exams only)||08/11/17|
August 2017 Administration
Applications will open on 03/20/17.
|Administration Dates||August 18-20, 2017|
|Scores Posted Online||10/02/17, 8:00 a.m. MT|
|Hand Grading Request Deadline (paper-and-pencil exams only)||10/13/17|
October 2017 Administration
Applications will open on 07/17/17.
|Administration Dates||October 20-22, 2017|
|Scores Posted Online||11/27/17, 8:00 a.m. MT|
2017 Test Sites
The NBCE will offer five administrations of Parts I, II, III, and Physiotherapy in 2017. See the table below to confirm when exams will be available at each test site.
|Cleveland Chiropractic College||X||X||X|
|Life Chiropractic College – West||X||X||X||X||TBD|
|Life University School of Chiropractic||X||X||X||X||TBD|
|Logan College of Chiropractic||X||X||X||X||TBD|
|National University of Health Sciences||X||X|
|National University of Health Sciences – Florida||X||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|New York Chiropractic College||X||X||X||TBD|
|Northwestern Health Sciences University||X||X||X||X||TBD|
|Palmer Chiropractic College – Davenport||X||X||X||X|
|Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida||X||X||X||X|
|Palmer West College of Chiropractic||X||X||X||TBD|
|Parker College of Chiropractic||X||X||X||X||X|
|Sherman Chiropractic College||X||X|
|Southern California University of Health Sciences||X||X||X||X||TBD|
|Texas Chiropractic College||X||X||TBD|
|University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic||X||X||X||X||X|
|University of Western States||X||X||X||X||X|
|Anglo European College of Chiropractic (France)||X|
|HanSeo University (Korea)||X||X|
|Institut Franco Europeen de Chiropractique (France)||X|
|Macquarie University (Australia)||X|
|Murdoch University (Australia)||X|
The NBCE will accept your written request to transfer your application to another test site. You must include applicable administrative fees (in the form of a cashier’s check or money order) along with your request.
Test Site Change (PDF file)
The NBCE will not accept test site change requests after published withdrawal deadlines.
Transferring Exam Administrations
Exam Change Request (PDF file)
The NBCE will not accept change requests after published withdrawal deadlines.
The NBCE will accept your written request to withdraw and issue a partial refund if your request is received by the exam withdrawal deadline. The NBCE will issue refunds approximately two weeks after receiving your withdrawal request. (See form below).
Exam Withdrawal Request (PDF file)
The NBCE will not accept withdrawal requests after the published deadline. You must submit a completely new application with correct fees when you apply at a later date.
Emergency Cancellation Policy
In the event of an emergency or administrative irregularity, the NBCE reserves the right to make adjustments in exam administration procedures, to withhold the reporting of scores, and/or to order the re-administration of an examination.
An emergency or administrative irregularity might include, but is not limited to, any natural disaster (hurricane, flood, tornado, earthquake, fire, etc.), power failure, technology malfunction, or other facility breakdown, which, in the opinion of the NBCE, could affect the validity of examination scores.