What is Part II?
Part II tests six clinical science areas:
- General Diagnosis
- Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Principles Of Chiropractic
- Chiropractic Practice
- Associated Clinical Sciences
Each test has 90 standard multiple-choice questions, 80 of which are scored. The 10 non-scored questions are used for diagnostic purposes. Each Part II subject is allotted 75 minutes of testing time, with a 20-minute break between subjects.
Who can take Part II?
What topics are included in Part II?
Does the NBCE publish a list of books to help me prepare?
The NBCE uses reference texts from the chiropractic colleges. See the Part II reference text list.
Can I see sample questions?
The NBCE offers sample tests for each Part II subject. Each sample test contains 50 questions and costs $15.
What can I expect at the test site?
What time is my test?
Part II exams are offered in March, June, September and October. (See the scheduled administration dates.) The March and September administrations offer both paper-and-pencil and computer-based formats. The June and October administrations offer the computer-based format only. Scheduling options vary depending on the format you choose. (See the paper-and-pencil and computer-based schedules.)
Where can I take Part II?
The NBCE offers Part II at chiropractic colleges across the country and in some international locations. Some test sites offer the option of computer-based tests. You can select a test site when you apply. See the compete list of accredited test sites, along with other eligible colleges.