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.
When Will I Get My Chiropractic Assistant Score? What Is The Passing Score?
Within two weeks following the exam, the NBCE will post your score to your MyNBCE account.
The OBCE requires a passing score of 75%. If you score below 75%, you will be required to retake the examination. If you receive a failing score, you can apply to retake the exam at your earliest convenience. The retake exam fee is $55.
Where Can I Take the Exam?
The exam is administered electronically on NBCE’s website.
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
- Indications and Contraindications for Physiotherapy, Exercise, and Soft Tissue Therapies