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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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Update: August Part I scores released Monday, Sept. 14

Scores are visible in your online account.
You may now apply for other exams, if eligibility requirements are met, or re-apply.

Upcoming Deadlines:
October Part III & PHT – September 17
November Part IV – September 18
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

August Part I Administration scores released Monday, September 14

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

Campus Sites that are currently FULL:
UWS - Unavailable
 

 

Part II Exams Update

September 12-13 Admin = Official Score Release Date is Monday, October 12*

*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.

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

Campus Sites that are currently FULL:
UWS - Unavailable
 

 

Part III & PHT Exams Update

July 18-19 Administration scores released Monday, August 17

October 17-18 Admin = apps open until September 17 deadline

Campus Sites that are currently FULL:
Palmer West - Full
UWS - Unavailable

 

 

Part IV Exams Update

November 13,14,15 Admin** = apps open July 13 until Sept. 18 deadline
*pictures are approved in the order they are received within 24 hours

Site assignment confirmations with schedules will be emailed, once confirmed, the week of September 21 and the withdrawal deadline is September 25.

**May/July Part IV examinees who moved to November need to go in and submit your photo and choose your site preferences
again. Your site preference request will be prioritized based on your original payment date and availability at the test sites.
Changes to your November test site preferences can be made up until end of day, Friday, September 18, 2020.

UWS and NYCC are not available Part IV Test Sites for the November Administration.
Please update your test site preferences accordingly prior to the September 18 deadline.

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

*If Palmer West was one of your test site preferences, please be aware that this means, if assigned to that site preference, you would be testing at the Life West campus. If you selected a site other than Palmer West and would like to change your site preferences, you have until end of day Friday, September 18 to go into your account to make changes and re-confirm your site preferences. Site assignment confirmations with schedules will be emailed, once confirmed, the week of September 21 and a withdrawal deadline is September 25.

July Admin Scores Released Monday, August 17
August Re-Admin Scores Released Monday, September 14

Palmer Florida special re-administration date = September 25-27
Palmer Florida re-administration score release date = October 19

The NBCE understands the Yom Kippur 2020 holiday begins at sundown on Sunday,
September 27. If you need a special accommodation due to this holiday, please contact NBCE
as soon as possible at support@nbce.org

 

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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. Be sure to click on SUBMIT in order for your request to be sent. First one is free, each additional is $25.