What is the Special Purposes Exam for Chiropractic (SPEC)?
The Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) is a post-licensure exam that is offered six times per year at Pearson Professional Centers throughout North America. SPEC is available only at the request of state or foreign licensing agencies. SPEC requires approximately three hours of test administration time, divided into two equal sessions of 90 minutes each. Test appointments are scheduled for four hours to allow time for an optional, brief tutorial, an optional break between sessions and a post-examination survey. You must complete both sessions of SPEC in order to receive a score from the NBCE.
See the administration dates here: SPEC dates and deadlines
Who can take SPEC?
- You must hold or have held a license to practice chiropractic. The license may have lapsed, been suspended or revoked, etc.
- You must provide written authorization from a state board or international licensing agency to take SPEC.