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Part I Eligibility

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

You must be enrolled in, or graduated from, an eligible college to take Part I in your second year. Online approval from your college is required for initial Part I eligibility. The NBCE strongly recommends that college representatives approve only the applications of students who have satisfactorily completed courses in the subjects being tested. The courses must be completed by the application deadline. Individual chiropractic colleges may establish additional requirements, provided they inform the NBCE.

While enrolled in a chiropractic college, you may take the examinations as many times as needed to pass. However, be advised that individual states may impose different or additional requirements or restrictions.

Once you have passed all of the subject examinations in Part I, you may not retake these exams without special requirement of a state licensing authority.

DOCTORS OF CHIROPRACTIC ELIGIBILITY

If you are a graduate of an eligible college you may take Part I with online approval from the chiropractic college you attended. You may take the examinations as many times as needed to pass. However, be advised that individual states may impose different or additional requirements or restrictions.

Once you have passed all of the subject examinations in Part I, you may not retake these exams without special requirement of a state licensing authority.

RETAKES

If you fail THREE OR MORE subjects in Part I, you will be required to retake the entire part. If you fail one or two subjects per part, you are entitled to retake only the failed subjects in each part.

A doctor or a student of chiropractic who has successfully passed all Part I subject exams is not allowed to retake any previously passed exam, except when required by a state licensing authority. Scores from retake examinations based on this criteria do not void the original passing scores.