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National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

NBCE

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

What Is The NBCE?

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, including its International Board of Chiropractic Examiners, is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession. The NBCE develops, administers and scores standardized exams that assess knowledge, higher-level cognitive abilities and problem-solving in various basic science and clinical science subjects.

NBCE exams offer assurance to the general public that, regardless of where a chiropractor went to school or was licensed, he or she has demonstrated a baseline of knowledge as well as ability in diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, principles of chiropractic, associated clinical sciences and chiropractic practice.

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Pre-Licensure Exams

The NBCE offers exams in the areas basic sciences (Part I), clinical sciences (Part II), clinical competency (Part III), and a practical skills exam (Part IV). Licensing agencies that regulate the practice of chiropractic use NBCE exam scores in their evaluation of candidates for licensure.

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Post-Licensure Exams

The Special Purposes Exam for Chiropractic (SPEC) is offered to licensed chiropractors as required by their state. SPEC is used in special circumstances, such as reciprocity/endorsement, reinstatement following licensure lapse, disciplinary action, suspension, revocation, etc.

Other Exams

What Other Exams Does The NBCE Offer?

The NBCE offers elective exams in the areas of Physiotherapy and Acupuncture. The NBCE also offers state required exams – The Florida Chiropractic Laws and Rules Exam and The Oregon Obstetrics, Gynecology and Genitourinary (OGG) and Minor Surgery and Proctology (MSP) Examinations

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Part I Exams Update

August 13-18 Admin = exams currently running on schedule

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January 16-17 2021 Admin = apps open until Dec. 19 deadline

 

 

Part II Exams Update

September 12-13 Admin = apps open until August 13 deadline

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Part III & PHT Exams Update

July 18-19 Administration score release date is Monday, August 17
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October 17-18 Admin = apps open until Sept. 17 deadline

 

 

Part IV Exams Update

July Admin Score Release date is Monday, August 17
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Palmer Davenport Site II special re-administration date = TBD
Palmer Florida special re-administration date = TBD

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2020 Revised NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

2021 NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

 

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