SPEC & Acupuncture Deadlines

The SPEC and Acupuncture exams are administered nationwide six times each year at Prometric Testing Centers.

The NBCE must RECEIVE your application by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on the deadlines listed below.
You cannot make any changes to a scheduled exam after the deadline.

For reschedules/cancellations 30 days or greater prior to the  SPEC and ACU exam application deadlines, there is no charge.
For cancellations within this same time frame, the NBCE will offer a full refund of the original exam fee.
Please email support@nbce.org or call 800-964-6223 to discuss.

For reschedules/cancellations 5-29 days prior to the SPEC and ACU exam application deadlines, there is a $50 charge paid to and retained by Prometric and for cancellations within this same time frame, the NBCE will offer a partial refund of the original exam fee. Please contact support@nbce.org or call 800-964-6223 to discuss.

After published deadlines, you may not make any changes to your appointment and the NBCE will issue no refunds.

Exam Postponement or Withdrawal

You may reschedule your computer-based testing appointment using the Prometric scheduling tool. You must make changes prior to published deadlines. Please contact the NBCE at 800-964-6223 to discuss withdrawal options. After published deadlines, you may not make any changes to your appointment and the NBCE will issue no refunds.

2020 Examination Dates 

Examination Date
(Testing appointments available on dates listed below)
Application/ Changes Deadline
Scores Posted Online
February 3 – 8, 2020 01/27/2020 02/27/2020
April 6 – 11, 2020 03/30/2020 04/30/2020
June 8 – 13, 2020 06/1/2020 07/02/2020
August 3 – 8, 2020 07/27/2020 08/27/2020
October 5 – 10, 2020 09/28/2020 10/29/2020
December 7 – 12, 2020 11/30/2020 12/30/2020

 

2021 Examination Dates

Examination Date (Testing appointments available on dates listed below)

 

Application,  Changes
Deadline

 
February 1 – 6, 2021   01/25/2021  
April 5 – 10, 2021   03/29/2021  
June 7 – 12, 2021   05/31/2021  
August 2 – 7, 2021   07/26/2021  
October 4 – 9, 2021   09/27/2021  
December 6 – 11, 2021     11/29/2021  

2022 Examination Dates

Examination Date (Testing appointments available on dates listed below)

 

Application,  Changes
Deadline

 
February 7 – 12, 2022   01/31/2022  
April 4 – 9, 2022   03/28/2022  
June 6 – 11, 2022   05/30/2022  
August 8 – 13, 2022   08/01/2022  
October 3 – 8, 2022   09/26/2022  
December 5 – 10, 2022     11/28/2022  

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