Exam Process & Components
Before you can practice as a chiropractor in Canada, you must complete these prelicensure exams. If you are ready to apply, visit How to Apply to download an application.
The CCEB exams are administered in three different components, and successful completion of the exams results in a CCEB Certificate. This certificate is required to apply for provincial licensure. The CCEB also administers re-certification exams Post Exam Information
We consistently and regularly review the exams with the input of trained and licensed chiropractors.
A professional translator is used to translate the questions for our French exams. The translated questions are then reviewed by a francophone chiropractor.
The exams are designed to evaluate your competence for entry to practice chiropractic in Canada.
YOU WILL BE TESTED ON
- Your understanding of terminology (or vocabulary);
- Your understanding of fact and principle (or generalization);
- Your understanding of illustrations;
- Your ability to recommend appropriate actions (in some specific practical problem situations);
- Your ability to make evaluative judgments;
- Your ability to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis on the basis of the information provided in a clinical vignette; and
- Your ability to make appropriate patient management recommendations on the basis of information provided in a clinical vignette.
Tests your proficiency in chiropractic knowledge. This is a full day exam comprised of two three-hour sections. Component A must be taken prior to Components B & C.
Tests your proficiency in clinical decision making and diagnostic imaging. This is a full day exam comprised of two three-hour sections. This exam can be scheduled for the same day as Component C only if you are within 3 months of your graduation date. Otherwise Component B must be taken prior to Component C.
Tests your clinical skills. This is a half day four-hour exam comprised of 10 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) stations. This exam can be scheduled for the same day as Component B only if you are within 3 months of your graduation date.
IMPORTANT: The CCEB Certificate is contingent on graduation. Graduation must occur within 3 months of exam date or exam results will become invalid. Once each component is successfully completed, CCEB will notify the Provincial Regulatory Boards that a certificate has been issued. You can then apply for provincial licensure following your graduation.