What is Part III?
Part III tests nine clinical areas:
- Case History
- Physical Examination
- Neuromusculoskeletal Examination
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Clinical Laboratory and Special Studies
- Diagnosis or Clinical Impression
- Chiropractic Techniques
- Supportive Interventions
- Case Management
Part III consists of two sessions, with a total of 110 standard multiple-choice questions and 10 case vignettes, broken down as follows:
- Each section has 55 standard multiple-choice questions, plus five case vignettes.
- Each of the five case vignettes contains three extended multiple-choice questions.
- Each extended multiple-choice question requires three answers.
Each session is allotted two hours of testing time, with an optional 15-minute break between sessions.Testing appointments are 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Who can take Part III?
- Your coursework must be at an eligible chiropractic college.
- You must have completed NBCE Part I.
- You must be within nine months of graduation before the administration of Part III.
- Your registrar must approve your application.
See additional eligibility requirements if you have graduated, or are retaking Part III.