What is the Physiotherapy Exam?
Physiotherapy is elective that consists of 90 standard multiple-choice questions. The Physiotherapy Examination is allotted 75 minutes of testing time. Testing appointments are 90 minutes.
Who can take Physiotherapy?
- You must have successfully completed 120 hours of instruction in physiotherapy, before the NBCE application deadline.
- Your instruction must be from and/or recognized by one of the chiropractic colleges whose students are currently eligible to take the NBCE examinations.
- You may take Physiotherapy individually or in conjunction with other NBCE examinations.
Topics, Sample Questions, and Reference Texts
The NBCE develops every exam based on a test plan. The detailed Physiotherapy Test Plan includes topics and weightings (the percentage of the test devoted to each topic).
The NBCE offers a Sample Test for Physiotherapy. The sample test contains 50 questions and costs $15.
The NBCE uses reference texts from the chiropractic colleges. See the Physiotherapy Reference Text List.
Test Sites & Test Site Rules
The NBCE offers the Physiotherpay Exam at chiropractic colleges and Prometric testing centers across the country. Each test site utilizes computer-based testing. You can select a test site when you apply. See the list of accredited Test Sites.
The NBCE is committed to exam security. The only item you are allowed to bring into the secure testing area is one form of ID. The NBCE will provide a place to store your car key (one key allowed). Please review the complete list of Test Site Rules before you arrive to take your test.
Exam Administration Dates
2020 Administrations – CBT
|Administration Dates||Exams Offered|
|Mar. 21 OR Mar. 22, 2020||Part III and Physiotherapy|
|Jul. 18 OR Jul. 19, 2020||Part III and Physiotherapy|
|Oct. 17 OR Oct. 18, 2020||Part III and Physiotherapy|
The NBCE recommends a passing score of 375 for the Physiotherapy Exam; however, Individual states may require a higher passing score. For current information on state regulations pertaining to Physiotherapy scores, you must contact the licensing board of the state(s) in which you plan to practice.
Examinees may withdraw from or reschedule their Parts I, II, III, Physiotherapy computer-based exams using the Prometric scheduling tool. After published deadlines, you may not make any changes to your appointment and the NBCE will issue no refunds.