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Part IIncludes subject examinations in each of six basic science areas: general anatomy, spinal anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, and microbiology.
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Part IIConsists of 90 multiple-choice questions in each of six clinical science areas, including general diagnosis, neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, principles of chiropractic, chiropractic practice, and associated clinical sciences.
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Part IIIAddresses nine clinical areas: case history, physical examination, neuromusculoskeletal examination, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory and special studies, diagnosis or clinical impression, chiropractic techniques, supportive interventions, and case management.
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Part IVThe NBCE practical examination is administered twice each year, in May and November at chiropractic college test sites throughout the United States.
The NBCE Part IV Examination tests individuals in three major areas:
•x-ray interpretation and diagnosis
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PhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy is an elective examination offered in March and September at chiropractic colleges.
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AcupunctureAn elective, computer-based examination that is offered six times per year.
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Special Purposes ExaminationThe Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) is an assessment tool in the area of clinical competency.
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Chiropractic College Aptitude TestThe Chiropractic College Aptitude Test (CCAT) provides the prospective student and his/her chiropractic college with measures of ability in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.
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Florida Chiropractic Laws and Rules ExamThe FCLR Examination is required by the state of Florida and is offered at Pearson Professional Centers throughout North America.
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- 24 Sep 2015Evidence-Informed Chiropractic Workshop Held at NBCEPrintable version (PDF file) On September 11-12, 2015, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners...
- 04 Sep 2015Offices closed September 7The NBCE offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015, in observance of the Labor Day holiday...
- 24 Aug 2015Former TCC President Dr. Shelby Elliott Passes AwayDr. Shelby M. Elliott, former Texas Chiropractic College president, passed away on Wednesday, August...
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Welcome to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
The purpose of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners is to establish and maintain uniform high standards of excellence in the chiropractic profession and chiropractic education, primarily but not exclusively by preparing and administering to qualified applicants examinations of superior quality, whereby those legal agencies which govern the practice of chiropractic within each state and other countries may accept,
at their discretion, those individuals who have successfully completed any part of the examinations of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and by providing test and measurement services to the chiropractic profession in all areas of demonstrated need, and to advance the chiropractic profession when in the best interests of the corporation and chiropractic testing.