NOTE:  Before applying to take this exam, you must contact the ABCI at www.dabci.info/testing to determine eligibility.

What Is The DABCI Exam?

Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) certification provides formal recognition of specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of internal disorders. One of the requirements for completing a diplomate is passing the American Board of Chiropractic Internists computer-based exam, offered by the NBCE at Prometric Test Centers nationwide. See The DABCI Test Plan.

DABCI requires approximately three hours of test administration time, divided into two equal sessions of 90 minutes each.

For the most up-to-date candidate application

packet and reference texts, visit:

American Board of Chiropractic Internists

How Do I Apply for the Exam?

You must apply for the exam through the MyNBCE Online Account Portal. Contact support@nbce.org to update your account. The NBCE will send the request for approval to the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (ABCI) to insure prerequisite training has been completed. Once approved, you may pay and schedule through the MyNBCE Online Account Portal.

Test Site and Test Site Rules

The DABCI Computer-Based exam is administered by the NBCE and available at Prometric testing centers across the country.

The NBCE is committed to exam security. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled exam to complete admission procedures. The only item allowed in the secure testing area is a valid government-issued photo ID. The NBCE will provide a place to store a car key/fob (one key allowed). Please review the Test Site Rules before you arrive to take your exam.

How To Register At The Test Site

  • ARRIVE EARLY. If you arrive late to an exam, you will not be admitted. Your exam fee(s) will be forfeited and you will need to reapply for another administration date.
  • At registration, you must show one form of identification, which must be a valid government-issued photo ID.  NOTE: A Digital ID will not be accepted. If your ID is expired, you will not be able to test – funds will be forfeited. After ID has been renewed, you will need to reschedule and pay for another administration.

Exam Fees

DABCI Exam $150

See the ABCI Testing Application Packet for seperate ABCI fees and withdrawal/refund policy.

Dates & Deadlines

2024 Dates

  • May 2 – 11, 2024
  • October 24 – November 2, 2024


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