Jurisprudence Exam

What is the Oklahoma Jurisprudence Exam?

The Oklahoma Jurisprudence Exam tests an individual’s understanding of Oklahoma’s specific laws and rules relating to the practice of chiropractic. The exam is developed jointly with Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).

The Oklahoma Jurisprudence Exam is a computer-based,
52-item, multiple-choice, OPEN-BOOK-EXAM sent via a secure email link within 24-72 hours after an application is completed and payment submitted through the MyNBCE Online Account Portal.

Oklahoma Jurisprudence Exam Tests Four Subjects:


  • License Requirements – 25%
  • Office Management – 25%
  • Patient Care – 25%
  • Professional Conduct – 25%



How Do I Apply for the Exam?

An examinee must create an account through the MyNBCE Online Account Portal.

The NBCE will send the request for approval to the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Once approved, the examinee must apply for the exam through the MyNBCE Online Account Portal. The NBCE will send a code and a URL link to the examinee in order for them to take the exam.


When Will I Get My Score?

Two weeks after the exam, the NBCE will post the examinee’s score to their MyNBCE account.


What Is The Passing Score?

The Oklahoma Jurisprudence Exam requires a passing score of 75%. If an examinee scores below 75%, they will be required to retake the examination. If an examinee receives a failing score, they can apply to retake the exam at their earliest convenience. All fees are paid through the Oklahoma State Board of Chiropractic.


Where Can I Take the Exam?

The exam is administered electronically on the NBCE’s website.

Test Subjects & Weightings

A test plan is the blueprint from which an exam is constructed. In the test plan below, the emphasis devoted to each subject category appears as a percentage beside the categories.

License Requirements – 25%

  • License requirements/renewal/denial/status
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Continuing education
  • Tax compliance

Office Management – 25%

  • Delegated/Oversight authority
    • Chiropractic assistants/radiological technicians/interns/preceptorships
  • Patient records
  • Advertising/marketing
  • Billing practices/fees

Patient Care – 25%

  • Scope of practice
    • Acupuncture/Physiotherapy/Injectables/Animal Homeopathy/Naturopathy
  • Documentation

Professional Conduct – 25%

  • Board of Examiners – facts/terms/definitions/duties
  • Board complaints/processes/actions
    • Suspension of license
  • Advisory committees
  • Rulemaking/Declaratory rulings
  • Unprofessional conduct
    • Sexual misconduct
    • Ethics

Reference Materials

Exam reference materials for study can be found here.

Exam Fee:



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