Back To Top

MNS Chair Participates in NBCE Test Committee

Buffalo, New York – April 25, 2013 – Marion Olivieri, Ph.D., participated in the annual Part I Test Committee on April 19-20, 2013, at the headquarters of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in Greeley.

Dr. Olivieri is the chair of the department of math and natural sciences at D’Youville College and a professor of biology and chemistry, one of six basic science areas included on the NBCE Part I examinations. During the meeting, the test committee developed two examinations that the NBCE will administer in fall 2013 and spring 2014.

  Test committees create examinations according to the guidelines provided by NBCE test plans. To ensure the fairness of the examination, committees are composed of faculty members from various chiropractic colleges, who are selected based on their expert knowledge in specific subject areas.

  The NBCE examinations are offered twice yearly at chiropractic colleges across the United States and in several foreign countries. The NBCE Part I Examination consists of a battery of tests that candidates must pass prior to becoming licensed doctors of chiropractic. Part I consists of 110 standard multiple-choice questions in each of the six basic science areas: general anatomy, spinal anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, as well as microbiology and public health.  NBCE written examinations are accepted for initial licensure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores standardized written examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.  The NBCE also produces and administers a practical skills examination for use in chiropractic licensure.