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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
  • - for written exam details, dates, deadlines, fees, sample tests, brochure and more
  • Always check the NBCE website for the most update to date exam dates and deadline information -  NBCE exam dates and deadlines

Student eligibility:

  • PART 1:   Completed T5  
  • PART 2:   Completed T7  
  • PART 3:   Completed T8 and must have passed Part 1 and be within 9 months of graduation prior to test time (9 months of test date). 
  • PT:  Completed T8 and successfully completed 120 hours of instructional time or PT 1, 2 and 3

Check NBCE exam dates and deadlines

Part IV

Application and exam information:

Student eligibility:
  • PART 4:  Enrolled as T9 and above AND must have passed all sections of Part 1 and be within 6 months of graduation prior to testing time (6 months of test date)

More information on the National Board exams:


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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