Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam

What is the Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam?

The Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam is a computer-based, 50-question, multiple-choice, open-book exam for individuals to become a certified chiropractic assistant. The exam is developed jointly with Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).


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Oregon Chiropractic Assistant Exam Tests 5 Subjects:


  • Certification/Renewal – Licensing & Regulation – 5%
  • Science of Chiropractic – 15%
  • Documentation/Coding/HIPAA – 15%
  • Professional Conduct – 15%
  • Modalities/Procedures – 50%

How Do I Apply for the Exam?

A chiropractic assistant must complete an OBCE Board approved training course before applying for the exam. Contact the OBCE to determine your eligibility. Applications are available on LearningBuilder.



When Will I Get My Chiropractic Assistant Score? What Is The Passing Score?

Within two weeks following the exam, the NBCE will post your score to your MyNBCE account.

The OBCE requires a passing score of 75%. If you score below 75%, you will be required to retake the examination. If you receive a failing score, you can apply to retake the exam at your earliest convenience.  The retake exam fee is $55.



Where Can I Take the Exam?

The exam is administered electronically on 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.

Reference materials and resources are available HERE

Certification/Renewal – Licensing & Regulation – 5%

Science of Chiropractic – 15%

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • Scope of Practice/Conditions Treated

Documentation/Coding/HIPAA – 15%

  • CPT Time Codes
  • General Chart Note Taking
  • Provider Identification
  • Procedure or Modality Codes
  • Privacy Regulations
  • Red Flags of Fraud

Professional Conduct – 15%

  • Supervision Requirements
  • Duty to Report
  • Patient-Staff Relations
  • Sexual, Personal, and Cultural Boundaries

Modalities/Procedures – 50%

  • Patient Positioning & Support
  • Precautions with Injuries
  • Health Emergencies
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Draping
  • Indications and Contraindications for Physiotherapy, Exercise, and Soft Tissue Therapies

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