GREELEY, Colo.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) recently announced an increase in examination fees for the 2021 Exam Administrations effective immediately. During the NBCE fall board meeting held on November 2 & 3, the Board of Directors voted to implement the following fee increases effective for 2021:

  • Part I: $25 increase
  • Part II: $25 increase
  • Part I/Part II IDRs: No increase
  • Part III: $25 increase
  • Part IV: $50 increase
  • Physiotherapy: $25 increase
  • SPEC: No increase
  • Acupuncture: No increase

The NBCE has not implemented an exam fee increase since 2018. The increase in exam fees for 2021 is necessitated by the significant cost increase in exam preparation due to COVID-19 protocols. The NBCE has always been and remains committed to the health and safety of all examinees and test site staff.

Each exam requires the combined efforts of chiropractic college leadership and staff, local test site staff, NBCE leadership and staff, as well as outside vendor relationships. The NBCE incurs expenses at every level of exam production. This increase was very carefully considered before being approved by the Board. The NBCE will continue to aggressively monitor and manage all finances of the NBCE and seek measures to ensure that the costs of our exams are reasonable, without sacrificing exam quality.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, the NBCE is a non-profit testing organization ensuring professional competency in chiropractic skills through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in several international countries.
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