Exam Process & Components
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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.