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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.

NBCE

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.

NBCE

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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Greeley, Colorado 80634

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Current Updates: Currently On-Schedule for February

Upcoming Deadlines for Current available Exam Administrations:
March Part III/PHT - February 25
April Part I - March 25
June Part II - May 13
July Part III/PHT - June 17
August Part I - July 22
September Part II - August 19
October Part III/PHT - September 16

*to meet the deadline you must have applied, received approvals, paid, and scheduled your exam prior to 5pm MTN on deadline day. If not, then you may proceed to schedule for the next available administration.

Moved/Moving? Graduated? Signing up for your last exam prior to licensure?....

Please keep your account current with your correct contact information so we can send you your certificate(s).

 

2021 Revised NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

 

Part I Exams Update

Official Score Release Date for April 2021 Admin is Monday, May 24

*April 24-25 2021 Admin = apps open until March 25 deadline

*August 21-22 Admin = apps open until July 22 deadline

*NYCC campus test site is available for current NY residents only.
Campus Sites that are currently FULL:
(if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)
all U.S. PTCs have been made available, but are filling fast
For the APRIL 2021 Admin:
Palmer IA - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam and IDR on Sat still available
Palmer FL - Sat and Sun Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
Palmer West - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam and IDR on Sat still available
Parker - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam and IDR on Sat still available
Life West - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam = limited / IDR on Sat still available
Life University GA - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam = limited / IDR on Sat still available
Logan - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam and IDR on Sat still available
CCC-KC - Sat and Sun Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
For the AUGUST 2021 Admin:

 

Part II Exams Update

Official Score Release Date for February 2021 Admin is Monday, March 29

*June 12-13 Admin = apps open until May 13 deadline

*September 18-19 Admin = apps open until August 19 deadline

*NYCC campus test site is available for current NY residents only.
Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)
For the JUNE 2021 Admin:
Sherman - Not an available test site for this administration
Palmer IA - Sat Exam = FULL / Sun Exam and IDR on Sat still available
CCC-KC - Sat and Sun Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
 
For the SEPTEMBER 2021 Admin:

 

Part III & PHT Exams Update

*March 27-28, 2021 Administration = Apps open until February 25 deadline
*July 17-18 Admin = apps open until June 17 deadline
*October 16-17 Admin = apps open until September 16 deadline

*NYCC campus test site is available for current NY residents only.
Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)
For the MARCH Admin:
Palmer IA - Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam = FULL
Palmer FL - Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam = FULL
Palmer West -
Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam still available
Logan - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam = limited
Northwestern - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT Exam still available
CCC-KC - Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam = FULL
Sherman - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT Exam still available
Life University GA - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam = limited / Sat PHT Exam = FULL
Life West - Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam = FULL
Parker - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam = limited / Sat PHT still available
Keiser - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT still available
Texas - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT still available
For the JULY 2021 Admin:
CCC KC -
Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT Exam still available
 
For the OCTOBER 2021 Admin:

 

Part IV Exams Update

For additional Part IV testing information click HERE.

May 2021 Part IV Applications: NOW CLOSED -No late Entries

November 2021 Part IV Applications:
Open Monday, May 31 through deadline of 5pm MST Tuesday, August 17

APPLY - RECEIVE APPROVALS (Registrar & Badge ID Photo) - PAY - CONFIRM SITE PREFERENCES*

*Site preferences are assigned after the deadline passes and are assigned first come, first served based on payment date.
Site assignment email notifications are sent within two weeks after the deadline. Photos submitted are used on your Part IV Badge ID and reviewed in the order they are received within 1-2 business days.  An email confirmation is sent once your photo has been reviewed.

For the MAY Admin:
NYCC campus test site is available for current NY residents only.

UWS has been added as an available test site location for the May 2021 Part IV administration

Parker University is testing on an alternate weekend, May 14-16.
*All scores will be released on June 21.

SCUHS & CUKC are available test sites for November Part IV administrations only

May 2021 Part IV Official Score Release date is Monday, June 21, 2021

*SCORES ARE RELEASED IN A ROLLING PROCESS THAT MAY TAKE 48+ HOURS TO FULLY COMPLETE.
YOU MAY START TO SEE SCORES PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER TRANSCRIPTS UNTIL ON OR AFTER THE OFFICIAL SCORE RELEASE DATE
IN ORDER TO ENSURE ALL PASSING SCORES ARE INCLUDED ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT.

*Need a Transcript sent to a State Board?

Log in to your MyNBCE account and go to Exams/State Board Transcripts
then follow the prompts from there to order your transcripts. It is a multi-step process.
Be sure to click on SUBMIT in order for your request to be sent.
First one is free, each additional is $25.
Only submit transcript requests on or after the official score release date to ensure all passing scores are included.
If you submit prior to the official score release date, your most recent passing score may not be included and therefore will not be accepted by the State Board(s).

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