Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam

What is the Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam?

The Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam is a computer-based, 50-question, multiple-choice, open-book exam for individuals to become a certified chiropractic assistant. The exam is developed jointly with Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).


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Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam Tests 5 Subjects:


  • Certification/Renewal – Licensing & Regulation    –  5%
  • Science of Chiropractic                                              – 15%
  • Documentation/Coding/HIPAA                                –  15%
  • Professional Conduct                                                –  15%
  • Modalities/Procedures                                              –  50%

How Do I Apply for the Exam

A chiropractic assistant must complete an OBCE Board approved training course before applying for the exam. Contact the OBCE to determine your eligibility. Applications are available on LearningBuilder. The applicant will receive a link for the exam via email approximately 1-business day after receipt of the application.



Where Can I Take the Exam?

The exam is administered electronically on NBCE’s website.

A certificate will be issued by the OBCE after successful completion of the exam and Board approval.


Test Subjects & Weightings

A test plan is the blueprint from which an exam is constructed. In the test plan below, the emphasis devoted to each subject category appears as a percentage beside the categories.

Certification/Renewal – Licensing & Regulation – 5%

Science of Chiropractic – 15%

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • Scope of Practice/Conditions Treated

Documentation/Coding/HIPAA – 15%

  • CPT Time Codes
  • General Chart Note Taking
  • Provider Identification
  • Procedure or Modality Codes
  • Privacy Regulations
  • Red Flags of Fraud

Professional Conduct – 15%

  • Supervision Requirements
  • Duty to Report
  • Patient-Staff Relations
  • Sexual, Personal, and Cultural Boundaries

 Modalities/Procedures – 50%

  • Patient Positioning & Support
  • Precautions with Injuries
  • Health Emergencies
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Draping
  • Indications and Contraindications for Physiotherapy, Exercise, and Soft Tissue Therapies

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