Chiropractic Exam Eligibility

An exam candidate must be a student or graduate of an accredited or approved DC program. There are three CCEB exam components, two are multiple choice and one is a practical exam. Upon completion of the CCEB exams, a candidate may then seek licensure with one of the provincial Regulatory Boards.


Eligibility Policy

For information on what is required to apply for an exam, please read about our application process here.


Component A May be taken 10 months before graduation. Candidates must complete the Component A exam
before taking Components B or C.
Component B May be taken 6 months before graduation.
May be taken with Component C if within 3 months of graduation.
Component C May be taken 3 months before graduation.
Component B and C exams must be completed
within 3 years of each other.
CCEB Certificate Issued upon completion of required exams and receipt
of the final official transcript.The original
final transcript must be received within 3 months
of the exam date or the results will become invalid.
Provincial Regulatory Board  Components B and C upon direction from a Provincial/Territorial Regulatory Board.
 Entry to Practice in Canada
Experienced Practitioners
Chiropractors entering Canada from:
1. Non-regulated jurisdiction – Components A, B and C required.
2. Regulated jurisdiction with less than 3 years experience – Components A, B and C required.
3. Regulated jurisdiction with greater than 3 years experience – Components B and C required
upon written direction submitted to CCEB from a Provincial/Territorial Regulatory Board.
Please be advised that written direction from the
Regulatory Board exempting 
Chiropractors from the
Component A exam expire one year after issuance.
 Rewrite Opportunities  There is a limit of 4 attempts on any exam.

Accredited Colleges

A candidate must be currently attending or have graduated from a DC program that has either been accredited by a Council on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) member agency or that has been approved by a Canadian Provincial Chiropractic Regulatory Board.

Provincial Regulatory Boards

Each province has unique requirements for provincial licensure and an early understanding of these will assist you in obtaining a license to practice as quickly as possible. We encourage you to contact your Provincial Regulatory Board as soon as possible.Candidates who graduate from schools other than those accredited through the Councils on Chiropractic Education International affiliates will be considered upon the request of a Canadian Provincial Regulatory Board.

Candidates should contact a provincial regulatory board to determine whether their chiropractic education will be recognized by that province and have written confirmation of approval sent to the CCEB