Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC)

The Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) is a post-licensure exam that is offered six times per year at Pearson Professional Centers throughout North America. SPEC is available only at the request of state or foreign licensing agencies. SPEC requires approximately three hours of test administration time, divided into two equal sessions of 90 minutes each, with time for a brief tutorial, an optional break between sessions and a post-examination survey.

To be eligible to take SPEC:

  • The examinee¬†must hold or have held a license to practice chiropractic. The license may have lapsed, been suspended or revoked, etc.
  • The examinee¬†must provide written authorization from a state board or international licensing agency to take SPEC.

SPEC Authorization and Transcript Request (PDF file)

Learn more about SPEC here.

6 Responses to Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC)
  1. I am from India and I’m planning to take chiropractic license in India. Am I allowed to practice in the United States with a license issued in India? or should I take any examination to practice?

  2. When is the next SPEC Exam date? I will be on the mainland during May.

  3. I have my authorization letter. I almost have the money for the SPEC exam & would like to take it in Feb. 2016. What do i need to do.


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