The NBCE is divided into five districts. Each district is represented by a District Director.
NBCE Districts By State
District I: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Alaska. Directed by James Buchanan, D.C., M.S.
District II: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Directed by NBCE Vice President LeRoy Otto, DC
District III: Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. Directed by: Gary DiBenedetto, D.C.
District IV: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Hawaii. Directed by NBCE Secretary Jason Jaeger, DC
District V: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Directed by: Danita Heagy, D.C.
Board Composition – Directors of NBCE Districts
The composition of the National Board begins at the state/district level. States that utilize NBCE exams may name delegates and alternates to attend the NBCE annual meeting. At the meeting, district delegates nominate a person to serve as district director. An assembly of all state delegates votes to accept or reject each district nominee. Delegates also vote on any changes to NBCE bylaws.
Partnerships with State Licensing Boards
Regulatory boards in each state establish and oversee the legal requirements that applicants must meet prior to becoming licensed chiropractors. Boards in every U.S. jurisdiction accept or require NBCE examinations as part of their licensing criteria. State boards are therefore a very important constituency of the NBCE.
Test Committees & Examiners
The NBCE relies on the assistance of experts in creating its exams. Selected members of state licensing boards serve on test committees for the Part III (Written Clinical Competency) and Part IV (Practical) Exams. Board members use their expertise to analyze and evaluate the content of these exams.
The NBCE invites each state board to nominate two members to serve as examiners at every Part IV administration. Examinees provide objective evaluations of the skills demonstrated by examinees.