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NBCE Eligibility Policy


Applications will be accepted from otherwise eligible individuals enrolled in or graduates of a doctor of chiropractic degree program, or its equivalent, that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education United States, or any other specialized accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education to accredit doctor of chiropractic degree programs, or a chiropractic accrediting agency that is approved by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Directors (Board), or from individuals enrolled in a doctor of chiropractic program or its equivalent, that has regional accreditation and is actively pursuing accreditation (i.e. has candidate status) with a chiropractic accrediting agency approved by the Board.

The chiropractic accrediting agencies currently approved by the Board are:

  • Council on Chiropractic Education U.S.
  • Council on Chiropractic Education Canada
  • European Council on Chiropractic Education
  • Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia

NOTICE: The NBCE will not issue official transcripts to those candidates who are graduates of institutions that are pursuing accreditation (i.e., have candidate status) with a chiropractic accrediting agency recognized by the NBCE until the program has been granted full accreditation by said agency. The NBCE accepts no responsibility or liability and will provide no refunds of fees if a program that is pursuing accreditation fails to be granted full accreditation.