Eligibility

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.  A list of DC programs accepted for CCEB exams, based on regulator approval, can be found on this website under Resources, Accreditation/Approval, Approved DC Programs

In Canada, licensure requirements are the responsibility of the provincial regulatory boards.  Licensure requirements vary among the jurisdictions.  Completion of CCEB exams does not guarantee licensure in any particular province.  Candidates are encouraged to confirm the specific requirements within the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.  A list of the provincial regulatory boards with contact information appears on this website under Resources, Provincial Regulatory Boards, http://www.cceb.ca/provincial-regulatory-boards/

Component A
  • May be taken 10 months before graduation from a CCE accredited chiropractic educational institution
  • Candidates must complete the Component A exam before taking Components B or C
  • Requires an Eligibility Letter, with current GPA and date of graduation, or an official transcript from the accredited program
Component B
  • May be taken 6 months before graduation from a CCE accredited chiropractic educational institution, subsequent to passing of Component A
  • May be taken with Component C if within 3 months of graduation
  • Requires an Eligibility Letter, with current GPA and date of graduation, or an official transcript from the accredited program
Component C
  • May be taken 3 months before graduation from a CCE accredited chiropractic educational institution
  • Component B and C exams must be completed within 3 years of each other
  • Requires an Eligibility Letter, with current GPA and date of graduation, or an official transcript from the accredited program
CCEB Certificate
  • Issued upon completion of required exams and receipt of final official transcript
  • The original final transcript must be received within 3 months of the exam date or the results will become invalid
Recertification
  • Components B and C upon direction from a provincial/territorial licensing office
Entry to Practice in Canada
  • 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 the CCEB from a Provincial/Territorial Regulatory Board.
Rewrite Opportunities
  • After 3 unsuccessful attempts in any exam component, the candidate must wait 1 year before attempting that or any other exam component. There is a limit of 4 attempts on any exam.

Component A  10 months from graduation i.e. February exam requires graduation by end of December
Component B   6 months from graduation  i.e. February exam requires graduation by end of August
Component C   3 months from graduation  i.e. February exam requires graduation by end of May