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NBCE Part IV Appeals Policy

An examinee may submit a written appeal if the examinee believes that his/her examination results were adversely affected by administrative irregularities during the examination. A failing score is not by itself sufficient grounds for an appeal.

If you feel that an administrative irregularity occurred during the administration of your exam, it is in your best interest to submit an appeal as soon as possible.

The NBCE charges a processing fee of $150.00 to review appeals requests. The NBCE must receive the appeal and fee payment no later than 10 business days following the release of scores.

If the NBCE upholds an appeal, it will:

  • Void the examinee’s failing score
  • Offer the examinee an exam retake, free of charge
  • Refund the appeal fee

The appeals process is the final authority and, if the appeal is denied, there is no further review by the NBCE.

Mail the processing fee, the written appeal, and all supporting documentation to:

Attention: Registration and Records
901 54th Ave
Greeley CO 80634

Announcement Concerning Hand Grading

June 12, 2018—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners announced today that, effective immediately, it will no longer offer hand grading.

Through multiple internal quality control processes, we have shown that examinee scores are valid at the time of release and hand grading has not resulted in moving a score into the passing range.