Oregon Ethics Exam

What is the Oregon Ethics Exam?

The Oregon Ethics Exam is a computer-based, 50-question, multiple-choice, open-book exam. The exam is developed jointly with the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).


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Oregon Ethics Exam Tests Four Subjects:


  • License Requirements – 12%
  • Office Management – 24%
  • Patient Care – 32%
  • Professional Conduct – 32%

How Do I Apply for the Oregon Ethics Exam?

The application, examination and initial licensure information can be found at the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners webpage under the DC Application section.


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.

1. License Requirements – 12%

  • License Renewal/Status
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Continuing Education

2. Office Management – 24%

  • Chiropractic Assistants
  • Patient Records
  • Advertising
  • Billing/Fees

3. Patient Care – 32%

  • Scope of Practice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Referrals/Reporting

4. Professional Conduct – 32%

  • Complaint/Board Disciplinary Actions
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Sexual Misconduct

What reference material will help me prepare for the exam?

Applicants are tested on Oregon statutes and ethics. Reference materials can be found on the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners website, under the DC Application and DC Exam Study Materials sections.

Oregon Statutes (Laws) and Rules

Oregon Chiropractic Practice and Utilization Guidelines

Oregon Guide to Policy and Practice Questions


What is a Passing Score for the exam?

Examinees must score 80% or above to receive a passing score.


Where can I take the exam?

The exam is administered electronically on NBCE’s website.


Exam Fee:


For more information regarding fees, please visit the OBCE’s webpage on General Rules & Licensing.


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