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The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) is the principal testing agency for the chiropractic profession.

Established in 1963, the NBCE develops and administers standardized national examinations according to established guidelines. The goal of examinations are to promote high standards of competence, assist state licensing agencies in assessing competence, facilitate licensure of incoming practitioners and enhancing professional credibility.

Click here to find out about National Board Eligibility.

Students in Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic degree program take five NBCE exams. Their results are listed in the table below.

NBCE Licensing Exam Success Rate

Calendar Year
(Last 4 years)
Number of Graduates Attempting Any or All Parts (I,II,III,IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post- graduation Number of Graduates Passing All Parts (I,II,III,IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation Number of Graduates Passing All Parts (I,II,III,IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation
 2012 319 285 89%
 2013  299  265  89%
 2014  374  331 89%
 2015  340  293  86%
 TOTAL 1332  1174   88%
Weighted Average

Your MyNBCE Account at

Effective with the NBCE Fall 2015 exams, you must have a MyNBCE account to apply for NBCE examinations, as all applications will be submitted online.

  • Go to to log into your existing MyNBCE user account OR to create your MyNBCE user account

Once you have a MyNBCE account, you will have access to the following services:

  • Account (My Account page)
    • Manage your contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address, name change
  • Applications (My Applications page)
    • Apply for exams using our online application process
      • Select your exam(s)
      • Select a test site and a paper-and-pencil or computer-based test format
      • Upload your digital photo
      • Submit for Registrar approval which is only available through the online approval process (no handwritten approvals will be accepted)
      • After approval, pay for your exam fees using an ACH Electronic Transfer of Funds directly from your bank account
    • Check the status of your application
      • Verify that your registrar has confirmed your eligibility
      • Verify that the NBCE has approved your application
      • Verify that the NBCE has accepted your payment
    • Exam Information (My Exam Information page)
      • Download electronic copies of your exam confirmation letter, schedule, and other important information regarding exam weekend (confirmation letters will no longer be mailed)
      • Print a receipt letter of the exam fees you have paid
    • Scores (My Scores page)
      • View your most recent scores when they are available online (score letters will no longer be mailed)
      • View a record of your scores from previous exam administrations
    • Orders (My Orders page)
      • Order a transcript of your scores to be sent to a state agency (NOTE: the NBCE does not release scores that fall below the recommended passing score unless specifically authorized by the examinee. Transcripts reflect only the most recent passing score.)
      • Order a replacement certificate and/or engraved plaque, showing successful completion of the NBCE exams


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