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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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Current Part IV Updates:  Official Score Release date is Monday, December 28

*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.

Upcoming Deadlines for Current available Exam Administrations:
January Part I – December 17
February Part II – January 28
March Part III/PHT - February 25
April Part I - March 25

2020 Revised NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

2021 Revised NBCE Exam Dates and Deadlines

 

Part I Exams Update

January 16-17 2021 Admin = apps are open until Dec. 17 deadline
April 24-25 2021 Admin = apps now open until March 25 deadline
August 21-22 Admin = not yet available for scheduling - in progress

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 JANUARY 2021 Admin:
UWS - Unavailable
Sherman - Sat Full Exam = Full / IDR on Sat still available
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 and Sun Full Exam = FULL / 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
NYCC - Sat Full Exam = FULL / Sun Full Exam and IDR on Sat still available
For the APRIL 2021 Admin:
For the AUGUST 2021 Admin:

 

Part II Exams Update

February 27-28 Admin = apps open until January 28 deadline
June 12-13 Admin = not yet available for scheduling - in progress
September 18-19 Admin = not yet available for scheduling - in progress

Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)
For the FEBRUARY Admin:
UWS - Unavailable
Life University GA - Sat Full Exam = FULL / IDR on Sat still available
Palmer IA -
Sat and Sun 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
For the JUNE Admin:
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 = not yet available for scheduling - in progress
October 16-17 Admin = not yet available for scheduling - in progress

Campus Sites that are currently FULL: (if a campus site is Full, check for an available PTC)
For the MARCH Admin:
Palmer IA - Sat Part III Exam = FULL / Sun Part III Exam and Sat PHT Exam still available
Palmer FL - Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam still available
Logan - Sat and Sun Part III Exam = FULL / Sat PHT Exam still available
For the JULY 2021 Admin:
For the OCTOBER 2021 Admin:

 

Part IV Exams Update

For additional Part IV testing information click HERE.

May 2021 Part IV Applications:
Open November 30, 2020 until February 23, 2021

APPLY - RECEIVE APPROVALS (Registrar & Badge ID Photo) - PAY - Request 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.

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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.