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Part IIncludes subject examinations in each of six basic science areas: general anatomy, spinal anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, and microbiology. Each subject examination contains 90 standard multiple-choice questions and is allotted 75 minutes of testing time.
Learn more about Part I here.
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. Each Part II subject is allotted 75 minutes of testing time, with a 20-minute break between subjects.
Learn more about Part II here.
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.
Learn more about Part III here.
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
Results of the Part IV Examination may be used by state licensing authorities in lieu of other practical examinations for licensure. The NBCE Part IV Examination is administered in May and November of each year.
Learn more about Part IV here.
PhysiotherapyAn elective examination offered with the NBCE writtem examinations.
Learn more about the Physiotherapy Exam here.
AcupunctureAn elective, computer-based examination that is offered six times per year.
Learn more about the Acupuncture Exam here.
Special Purposes ExaminationThe Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) is an assessment tool in the area of clinical competency
Learn more about SPEC here.
- 18 May 2015September 2015 schedule availableIf you are an examinee taking the NBCE Parts I, II, III, or Physiotherapy exam, please review the S...
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