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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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Parker University Part III/PHT October 17-18 Exams Cancelled. Rescheduled for November 7-8, 2020.

 

September Part IV Palmer FL Re-Admin = Official Score Release Date is Monday, October 19*

*SCORES ARE RELEASED IN A ROLLING PROCESS THAT MAY TAKE 48+ HOURS TO FULLY COMPLETE.
YOU MAY SEE SCORES PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER TRANSCRIPTS OR TRY TO APPLY FOR EXAMS UNTIL AFTER THE OFFICIAL SCORE RELEASE DATE IN ORDER TO ENSURE ALL PASSING SCORES ARE INCLUDED ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT AND YOUR EXAM ELIGIBILITY IS ACCURATE  *If you received a failing score for this administration please email support@nbce.org to discuss your available options.

Upcoming Deadlines:
January Part I – December 17
February Part II – January 28

2020 Revised NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

2021 NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

 

 

Part I Exams Update

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

Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)

UWS - Unavailable
Logan - Sat and Sun Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
Life University GA -
Sat and Sun Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
Life West - Sat and Sun Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
CCC-KC - Sat Full Exam = FULL / Sun Full Exam = limited / IDR on Sat still available
Palmer IA -
Sat Full Exam = FULL / Sun Full Exam and IDR on Sat still available
Palmer FL -Sat and Sun Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
Keiser - Sat Full Exam = FULL / Sun Full Exam and IDR on Sat still available

 

Part II Exams Update

February 27-28 Admin = apps open until January 28 deadline

Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)
UWS - Unavailable
Palmer IA -
Sat Full Exam = FULL / Sun Full Exam = limited / IDR on Sat still available
Palmer FL - Sat and Sun Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
Logan - Sat and Sun Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
CCC-KC - Sat Full Exam = FULL / Sun Full Exam = limited / IDR on Sat still available
 

 

Part III & PHT Exams Update

October 17-18 Administration = Official Score Release Date is Monday, November 16*

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

 

March 27-28, 2021 Administration = Apps open until February 25 deadline

Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)

Palmer FL - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT Exam still available
Logan - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT Exam still available
 

 

 

Part IV Exams Update

November 13,14,15 Admin** = Site assignment confirmation emails sent Wednesday, September 23.

Palmer West is now testing at Life West for November Part IV.*

**If you cannot attend the site assigned, you must email support@nbce.org by Friday, September 25 with your request to withdraw from the exam and a full refund will be given. You may sign up for the May 2021 administration when applications open November 30.  Site assignments are final and changes cannot be made.

For additional Part IV testing information click HERE.

May 2021 Part IV Applications:
Open November 30, 2020 until August 17, 2021

 

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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 order transcripts on or after the official score release date to ensure all passing scores are included.