GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE NBCE

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Transcript GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE NBCE

DR. NORMAN OUZTS
NBCE VICE PRESIDENT & DISTRICT V
DIRECTOR
AND
DR. OLIVER SMITH, JR.
NBCE SECRETARY
GETTING INVOLVED WITH
THE NBCE
WHO IS THE NBCE?
If you are new to the NBCE or new to this year’s meeting, it is
important to know that the FCLB are different organizations with
different missions .
The FCLB membership is made up of member regulatory boards.
The NBCE, however, is an independent testing organization that
provides third party endorsement of a doctor’s education and
training.
THE NBCE’S PURPOSE
Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers
and scores legally defensible, standardized written
and practical examinations for candidates seeking
chiropractic licensure throughout the United States
and in many foreign countries.
NBCE CORPORATE COMPOSITION
Guided by an 11-member board of directors
U.S. is geographically arranged into five districts
The NBCE has no “members,” instead states select (voting) delegates and alternates
to attend NBCE annual meeting
State
delegates
NBCE COMPOSITION
•At the annual meeting, state delegates assemble with their
district to nominate a person to serve as district director
•An assembly of all state delegates votes to accept (or reject)
each district nominee
District directors
State delegates
NBCE
Board composition:
 5 district directors
 4 at-large directors
 2 members from the FCLB leadership
Board of Directors
District
directors
State delegates
NBCE PURPOSE
Develops, administers and scores examinations to candidates seeking preand post-chiropractic licensure
 Parts I, II, III, IV, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture
 Special Purposes Examination in Chiropractic
 Ethics and Boundaries
Includes an examination for those considering a career in chiropractic
 Chiropractic College Assessment Test (CCAT)
PRE-LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS
Ensure a standard entry level competency for new practitioners

Part I tests basic sciences: general anatomy, spinal anatomy,
physiology, chemistry, pathology, and microbiology

Part II tests clinical sciences: general diagnosis,
neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, diagnostic imaging,
principles of chiropractic, chiropractic practice and
associated clinical sciences

Parts I and II items come from surveys (Delphi studies) of
college faculty to ensure that the NBCE test plans reflect the
current emphasis in education
NBCE CLINICAL COMPETENCY TESTS
Parts III (written) and IV (practical) are based on
practitioner surveys compiled into a practice analysis,
ensuring that test content reflects current practice
patterns
NBCE ELECTIVE PRE-LICENSURE EXAMS
Physiotherapy assesses case history and examination, physical
therapy modalities, indications, contraindications and
applications of modalities and therapeutic exercise and
rehabilitation
Acupuncture (now a computerized exam) assesses acupuncture
history and philosophy, basic treatment tenets/protocols, safety
and hygiene and other related topics
NBCE’S POST LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS
Evaluate practitioners with specific assessment needs, such as
state-to-state reciprocity and or endorsement and licensure
reinstatement when impairment, lapse, suspension or other
disciplinary actions are involved
 SPEC (Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic) to assess
individuals’ clinical competency
 Ethics and Boundaries to assess knowledge of ethical
misconduct and/or harassment issues encountered in practice
NBCE IS COMMITTED TO STATE LICENSING BOARDS
Five members of the board of directors are elected by
the NBCE delegates
The state licensing boards are a very important
constituency of the NBCE
GETTING INVOLVED
Test Committees
Part IV Examiners
Ad Hoc Committees
NBCE Delegate and Alternate Delegates
NBCE District Directors
NBCE At-Large Directors
TEST COMMITTEES
Direct involvement in item writing and selection for
upcoming exams.
Part III, Part IV, Acupuncture, E&B and SPEC items
require the input of clinicians; therefore they are
usually selected from the state licensing boards.
(Parts I and II exams require the input of college
faculty.)
Please let your NBCE district director know if you
are interested.
PART IV
State licensing boards nominate participants:
 State licensing boards are invited to recommend one
state board member to participate in a Part IV test
committee meeting once each year.
 States that require or accept Part IV are invited to
recommend two D.C.s to serve as examiners to the Part
IV exam in May and November of each year.
AD HOC COMMITTEES
When appropriate the NBCE President may appoint any
state board member to an ad hoc committee.
Past ad hoc committees have included researching
options for computerizing exams and future funding of
the FCLB.
DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES
Appointed/elected to serve by state licensing boards
Delegates are the liaison to the NBCE
 Attend NBCE annual meetings
 Vote on amendments to bylaws, which are a critical
component of the foundation of the NBCE
Delegates bring questions and concerns from state boards to
the NBCE and bring information back to the state licensing
boards
DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES
Delegates are one channel the NBCE uses to
communicate to the state licensing boards
Delegates help to educate and inform state boards about
the activities of the NBCE
 On occasion delegates help in “polling” or gathering
information for the NBCE
Most importantly, delegates represent their states by
voting for NBCE district directors and bylaws issues
DISTRICT DIRECTORS
District directors are nominated by their district and
approved by all delegates
District directors are a voice for their district as an NBCE
Board member , but represent all delegates
District directors keep their district up-to-date on NBCE
activities
District directors report back to their districts at fall FCLB
meetings
District directors recommend test committee members
AT LARGE DIRECTORS
There are four At-Large Directors elected by the board
When there is a vacancy for an At-Large Director, persons
interested should contact an NBCE board member to make
their interest known
At-Large Directors serve terms of one to three years
At-Large Directors may be a public member
WE WELCOME YOU
The National Board encourages state board
participation both in test development and
administration.
Please talk to your district director to express your
interest in becoming more involved with the NBCE.
Thank you for being here today.
Questions?