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National Board Exams – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)

Parts I, II, III, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture

Application and exam information:

  • Create your online NBCE account at mynbce.org
  • Online application - available 6-8 weeks prior to application deadline
  • NBCE.org - for written exam details, dates, deadlines, fees, sample tests, brochure and more

October 2017 Administration - Paper-and-pencil and computer based testing formats

Exam dates: October 21-22, 2017
Application deadline: August 29, 2017

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:  Enrolled as T6 and above for Fall Term  
  • PART 2:  Enrolled as T7 and above for Fall Term 
  • PART 3: Enrolled as T9 and above for Fall Term AND must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time
  • PT:  Enrolled as T7 and above for Fall Term (after completing 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3)

January 2018 Administration - Paper-and-pencil and computer based testing formats

Exam dates: January 20-21, 2018

Application deadline: November 28, 2017

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:   Enrolled as T5 and above for upcoming Winter term
  • PART 2:   Enrolled as T7 and above for upcoming Winter term
  • PART 3:   Enrolled as T8 and above for upcoming Winter term AND must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time
  • PT:  Enrolled as T7 and above for upcoming Winter term (after completing 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3)

March 2018 Administration - Paper-and-pencil and computer based testing formats

Exam dates: March 2-4, 2018

Application deadline: Jan. 9, 2018

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:   Enrolled as T5 and above for upcoming Winter term
  • PART 2:   Enrolled as T7 and above for upcoming Winter term
  • PART 3:   Enrolled as T8 and above for upcoming Winter term AND must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time
  • PT:  Enrolled as T7 and above for upcoming Winter term (after completing 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3)

April 2018 Administration - Paper-and-pencil and computer based testing formats

 Exam dates: April 21-22, 2018

Application deadline: February 27, 2018

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:  Enrolled as T5 and above for Winter Term  
  • PART 2 Enrolled as T7 and above for Winter Term 
  • PART 3: Enrolled as T9 and above for Winter Term AND must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time
  • PT:  Enrolled as T7 and above for Winter Term (after completing 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3) 

June 2018 Administration - Paper-and-pencil and computer based testing formats

Exam dates: June 23-24, 2018

Application deadline: May 1, 2018

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:  Enrolled as T5 and above for Summer Term  
  • PART 2:  Enrolled as T6 and above for Summer Term 
  • PART 3: Enrolled as T9 and above for Summer Term AND must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time
  • PT:  Enrolled as T7 and above for Summer Term (after completing 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3)

August 2018 Administration - Paper-and-pencil and computer based testing formats

Exam dates: August 17-19, 2018
Application deadline: June 26, 2018

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:  Enrolled as T5 and above for Summer Term  
  • PART 2:  Enrolled as T6 and above for Summer Term 
  • PART 3: Enrolled as T9 and above for Summer Term AND must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time
  • PT:  Enrolled as T7 and above for Summer Term (after completing 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3)

Future exam dates and deadlines:

Check NBCE written exam dates and deadlines


Part IV

Application and exam information:

Fall 2017 Administration - Part IV

Exam dates: November 10-12, 2017
Application  deadline: August 15, 2017
Submit your Part IV application early to better ensure the testing location of your choice.

Student eligibility:

  • PART 4:  Enrolled as T9 and above for Fall Term AND must have passed all sections of Part 1 and be within 6 months of graduation prior to test time
Spring 2018 Administration - Part IV

Exam dates: May 18-20, 2018
Application deadline: February 27, 2018
Submit your Part IV application early to better ensure the testing location of your choice

Student eligibility:

  • PART 4:  Enrolled as T9 and above for Summer Term AND must have passed all sections of Part 1 and be within 6 months of graduation prior to test time
Fall 2018 Administration - Part IV

Exam dates: November 9-11, 2018
Application  deadline: August 14, 2018
Submit your Part IV application early to better ensure the testing location of your choice.

Student eligibility:

  • PART 4:  Enrolled as T9 and above for Fall Term AND must have passed all sections of Part 1 and be within 6 months of graduation prior to test time

Future exam dates and deadlines:

Check NBCE Part IV exam dates and deadlines


Application process

To qualify to sit for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board Exams, you must receive authorization from the Office of the Registrar. It is your responsibility to make sure the application is complete and completed on-time.

  1. Create a user account at mynbce.org
  2. Review application and payment schedules
  3. Apply for exam and submit for authorization.
  4. The Office of the Registrar will authorize your application online with NBCE.  Please pay close attention to deadlines.  The Office of the Registrar receives requests for approval from NBCE in batches.  Batches received after business hours on the deadline date may not be authorized until the next business day.  Please submit your application by noon to ensure same day approval.  

 


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Licensing

Licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic are determined by individual states and Canadian provinces. Find out more about licensure at:


Post-graduate preceptorship

To apply for a chiropractic post-graduate preceptorship, contact the Office of Clinical Education at 952-888-4777 ext. 584.

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