NBCE exam dates

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) offers exams in the areas of basic sciences (Part I), clinical sciences (Part II), clinical competency (Part III) and a practical skills exam (Part IV).

Licensing agencies that regulate the practice of chiropractic use NBCE exam scores in their evaluation of candidates for licensure.

Exams are offered several times a year at various chiropractic college locations. Deadlines vary for each administration. Examination dates and application deadlines are available on the NBCE website.

Davenport campus

Davenport Campus Academic Calendar
DateDetails
SUMMER TRIMESTER 2017
July 10New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
July 11Classes begin
July 17Last day student registration
Aug. 18-20National Board Written Exams/No classes
Aug. 23Trimester Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Sept. 4Labor Day recess/No classes
Sept. 18Founder's Day
Oct. 11Classes end
Oct. 13-19Final exams
Oct. 19Graduation clearance and rehearsal
Oct. 20Graduation
Oct. 20-22National Board Written Exams
 
FALL RECESS
October 21 - 29, 2017
 
FALL TRIMESTER 2017-2018
Oct. 30New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
Oct. 31Classes begin
Nov. 6Last day student registration
Nov. 10-12National Board Practical Exams
Nov. 23-24Thanksgiving/No classes
Dec. 15Trimester Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Dec. 24Winter recess (first day)
Jan. 6Winter recess (last day)
Jan. 8Classes resume
Jan. 15Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday/No classes
Jan 19-21National Board Written Exams
Feb. 14Classes end
Feb. 16-22Final exams
Feb. 22Graduation clearance and rehearsal
Feb. 23Graduation
 
SPRING RECESS 2018
February 24 - March 4, 2018
March 2-4National Board Written Exams
 
SPRING TRIMESTER 2018
March 5New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
March 6Classes begin
March 12Last day student registration
March 19Faculty In-Service
March 30 - April 2Spring Holiday/No classes
April 23Trimester Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
May 18-20National Board Practical Exams
May 28Memorial Day/No classes
June 6Classes end
June 8-14Final exams
June 14Graduation clearance and rehearsal
June 15Graduation
 
SUMMER RECESS
June 16 - July 8, 2018
 
SUMMER TRIMESTER 2018
July 9New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
July 10Classes begin
July 16Last day student registration
Aug. 17-19National Board Written Exams/No classes
Aug. 22Trimester Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Sept. 3Labor Day recess/No classes
Sept. 10Faculty In-Service/No classes
Sept. 18Founder's Day
Oct. 10Classes end
Oct. 12-18Final exams
Oct. 18Graduation clearance and rehearsal
Oct. 19Graduation
 
FALL RECESS
October 20 - 28, 2018
 
FALL TRIMESTER 2018-2019
Oct. 29New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
Oct. 30Classes begin
Nov. 5Last day student registration
Nov. 9-11National Board Practical Exams
Nov. 22-23Thanksgiving/No classes
Dec. 14Trimester Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Dec. 23Winter recess (first day)
Jan. 6Winter recess (last day)
Jan. 7Classes resume
Jan. 21Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday/No classes
Feb. 13Classes end
Feb. 15-21Final exams
Feb. 21Graduation clearance and rehearsal
Feb. 22Graduation
 

Florida campus

Florida Campus Academic Calendar
DateDetails
FALL QUARTER - 2017
Oct. 2New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
Oct. 3Classes begin
Oct. 9Last day student registration
Oct. 20-22National Board Written Exams
Nov. 7Quarter Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Nov. 10-12National Board Practical Exams
Nov. 23-24Thanksgiving/No classes
Dec. 4-8Lab finals week
Dec. 8Classes end
Dec. 11-14Final exams
Dec. 15Graduation
  
WINTER RECESS
December 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018
 
WINTER QUARTER - 2018
Jan. 8New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
Jan. 9Classes begin
Jan.15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/No classes
Jan. 16Last day student registration
Jan. 19-21National Board Written Exams
Feb. 13Quarter Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
March 2-4National Board Written Exams/No classes
March 12-16Lab finals week
March 16Classes end
March 19-22Final exams
March 23Graduation
 
SPRING RECESS
March 24 - April 2, 2018
 
SPRING QUARTER - 2018
March 30-April 2Spring Holiday/No classes
April 3New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
April 4Classes begin
April 10Last day student registration
May 9Quarter Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
May 18-20National Board Practical Exams
May 28Memorial Day/No classes
June 4-8Lab finals week
June 8Classes end
June 11-14Final exams
June 15Graduation
 
SUMMER RECESS
June 16 - July 8, 2018
 
SUMMER QUARTER - 2018
July 9New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
July 10Classes begin
July 16Last day student registration
Aug. 14Quarter Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Aug. 17-19National Board Written Exams/No classes
Sept. 3Labor Day/No classes
Sept. 10-14Lab finals week
Sept. 14Classes end
Sept. 17-20Final exams
Sept. 21Graduation
 
FALL RECESS
September 22 - September 30, 2018
 
FALL QUARTER - 2018
Oct. 1New student orientation/Faculty In-Service
Oct. 2Classes begin
Oct. 8Last day student registration
Nov. 6Quarter Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Nov. 9-11National Board Practical Exams
Nov. 22-23Thanksgiving/No classes
Dec. 3-7Lab finals week
Dec. 7Classes end
Dec. 10-13Final exams
Dec. 14Graduation
  

West campus

West Campus Academic Calendar
DateDetails
 
FALL QUARTER - 2017
Sept. 29New student orientation
Oct. 2Classes begin
Oct. 3Challenge examinations
Oct. 6Petitions for graduation for December 2017 graduates due in Registrar's Office/Last day student registration for Fall Quarter 2017
Oct. 20-22National Board Written Exams/No classes
Nov. 7Term Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Nov. 10-12National Board Practical Exams
Nov. 23-24Thanksgiving/No classes
Dec. 4-8Lab finals week
Dec. 6Graduation rehearsal
Dec. 7Graduation/Regular school schedule
Dec. 8Classes end
Dec. 11Faculty Institute Day/No classes
Dec. 12-14Final exams
  
WINTER RECESS
December 16 - January 7, 2018
 
WINTER QUARTER - 2018
Jan. 5New student orientation
Jan. 8Classes begin
Jan. 9Challenge examinations
Jan. 12Petitions for graduation for March 2018 graduates due in Registrar's Office/Last day student registration for Winter Quarter 2018
Jan. 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/No classes
Jan. 19-21National Board Written Exams
Feb. 13Term Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Feb. 19President's Day/No classes
March 2-4National Board Written Exams/No classes
March 8Graduation rehearsal
March 9Graduation/Regular school schedule
March 12-16Lab finals week
March 16Classes end
March 19Faculty Institute Day/No classes
March 20-22Final exams
  
SPRING RECESS
March 24 - April 1, 2018
 
SPRING QUARTER - 2018
March 29New student orientation
March 30Spring Holiday
April 2Classes begin
April 3Challenge examinations
April 6Petitions for graduation for June 2018 graduates due in Registrar's Office/Last day student registration for Spring Quarter 2018
May 8Term Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
May 18-20National Board Practical Exams
May 28Memorial Day/No classes
June 4-8Lab finals week
June 6Graduation rehearsal
June 7Graduation/Regular school schedule
June 8Classes end
June 11Faculty Institute Day/No classes
June 12-14Final exams
  
SUMMER RECESS
June 16 - July 8, 2018
 
SUMMER QUARTER - 2018
July 6New student orientation
July 9Classes begin
July 10Challenge examinations
July 13Petitions for graduation for September 2018 graduates due in Registrar's Office/Last day student registration for Summer Quarter 2018
Aug. 14Term Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Aug. 17-19National Board Written Exams/No classes
Sept. 3Labor Day/No classes
Sept. 10-14Lab finals week
Sept. 13Graduation rehearsal
Sept. 14Graduation/Regular school schedule
Sept. 14Classes end
Sept. 17Faculty Institute Day/No classes
Sept. 18-20Final exams
  
FALL RECESS
September 22 - September 30, 2018
 
FALL QUARTER - 2018
Sept. 28New student orientation
Oct. 1Classes begin
Oct. 2Challenge examinations
Oct. 5Petitions for graduation for December 2018 graduates due in Registrar's Office/Last day student registration for Fall Quarter 2018
Nov. 6Term Midpoint/Last day to drop a course or withdraw from term
Nov. 9-11National Board Practical Exams
Nov. 22-23Thanksgiving/No classes
Dec. 3-7Lab finals week
Dec. 6Graduation rehearsal
Dec. 7Graduation/Regular school schedule
Dec. 7Classes end
Dec. 10Faculty Institute Day/No classes
Dec. 11-13Final exams
  
WINTER RECESS
December 15 - January 6, 2019
 
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