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NBCE Reference Texts: Home


This guide is useful for those students and D.C. program graduates who are preparing to take their National Board exams. 

It contains lists and locations of NBCE reference texts, as well as study guides for each part and subject guides already prepared by Library staffers on specific tested-upon topics. 

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The study of individual reference texts or study guides will not guarantee that an individual will pass NBCE examinations.

Moreover, these lists are not comprehensive and do not imply that references not included on a list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

The NBCE does not endorse any particular study guide to assist test-takers, nor does Palmer College of Chiropractic.

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners



What is the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)?

From the NBCE:

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, including its International Board of Chiropractic Examiners, is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession. The NBCE develops, administers and scores standardized exams that assess knowledge, higher-level cognitive abilities and problem-solving in various basic science and clinical science subjects.

How is the NBCE display compiled?

The reference text list is updated before every NBCE exam period, which fall in March and September of each year. The Palmer Library gathers this information straight from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners before each set of exams and sets their displays accordingly.

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