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National Board of Chiropractic Examiners


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.


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.


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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The Part III/PHT electronic health pre-screening form and the attestation & release will be emailed to examinees on Monday the 13th, later today in the afternoon.


Part I Exams Update

August 13-18 Admin = apps open until July 16 deadline / exams running on schedule
Use your zip code and dates between August 13-18 to find available test site locations including PTC's AND Campus sites.

April 2020 Part I Exam Re-Administration Update Notice

Campus Sites that are currently FULL:

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



Part II Exams Update

June 13-14 Admin score release date Monday, July 13

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

Campus Sites that are currently FULL:



Part III & PHT Exams Update

July 18-19 (PBT) Admin* = exams currently running on schedule

The electronic health pre-screening form will be emailed later this afternoon. You must complete the electronic health pre-screening form, and sign the attestation and release available at the end of the electronic health pre-screening form at least three (3) days before the start of your scheduled testing appointment. If you are taking part in both the Part III & PHT exams this weekend, we only require one signature from you at this time.  

*if you did not go in and reschedule your March/May exam to an available site in July, you will have to go in and schedule for October. The deadline was June 18.

July Part III & PHT Exam Application Update with Instructions

Click here for a list of available July PBT test sites
NYCC - July - on-campus testing unavailable/check your local & state travel restrictions

- MOVED to a new test site location:
                         Marriott Santa Clara
                         2700 Mission College Blvd
                         Santa Clara, CA 95054

October 17-18 Admin = apps open until Sept. 17



Part IV Exams Update

July Admin Score Release date is Monday, August 17

July 10,11,12 Re-Admin = Some exams cancelled as of July 6 see below

NYCC - Exam Admin is Cancelled - Potential for Re-admin prior to November**
Palmer Davenport - Site II - Exam Admin is Cancelled - Potential Re-admin prior to November**
Palmer - Florida - Exam Admin is Cancelled - Potential Re-admin prior to November**
**RE-ADMIN information will be sent out in the next two weeks once details are confirmed.

July Part IV Re-Admin Update & Instructions
July Part IV Palmer West Site Location Change

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



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Click Here for the Updated COVID-19 On-Campus Test Site Policy

Click Here for Prometric Test Site Policy


2020 Revised NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

2021 NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines


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. First one is free, each additional is $25.