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?
The NBCE develops every exam based on a test plan. The detailed Part II test plan includes topics, subtopics, and weightings (the percentage of the test devoted to each topic).
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?
The NBCE is committed to exam security. The only items you are allowed to bring into the testing area are two forms of ID and a key to your car. (NO remote keyless entry devices are allowed.) Please review the complete list of test site rules before you arrive to take your test.
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.