How to Apply

CCEB Exam Application Information and Instructions

Important Notes

  • Please read important information such as dates, policies, and study guides posted at cceb.ca.
  • 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 the CCEB 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 is on the website under Resources, Provincial Regulatory Boards.
  • Candidates are assigned to testing centres on a first-come, first-served basis. If space is full, candidates may be offered an alternate site based upon availability. Other factors may arise that require the CCEB to assign or re-assign candidates to an alternate site.
  • Exam dates and locations are subject to change based on site capacities and the number of candidates applying. We recommend waiting for your final confirmation letter following the cancellation deadline before making travel arrangements. Special requests for dates and times must be submitted with your application and will only be considered under extraordinary circumstances.
  • At the end of your application, you will be brought to a window which will state that your application has been received. Should you not reach this window, your application has not been received.

Application Requirements

Fees

  • Exam fees are accepted in Canadian funds only.
  • Credit card payment(s) may only be made online using PayPal. CCEB cannot accept payment of any kind over the phone or by email. Paypal payments must be accompanied by an online application.
  • Personal cheques are not accepted. Fees may be paid by Certified Cheque, Bank Draft or Money Order.

Photos

  • The photo must be a current passport style of the applicant taken within the last year.
  • The photo will be kept on file for 12 months.
  • The photo may be submitted with the online application OR scanned and emailed to exams@cceb.ca OR couriered/mailed to the CCEB office. If couriered/mailed, the photo must have the applicants name printed on the back.
  • If more than one exam is being taken at a single exam sitting, only one photo is required.
  • Applications will be considered deficient if the photo does not meet the following requirements:
    • A front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to the camera (the image of the face and shoulders must be centered in the photo) The face must cover a minimum of 75% of the photo.
    • A plain white or light-coloured background so that the applicants’ features are clearly distinguishable against the background. There should be enough contrast between the background and the traits or clothing.
    • Clear, sharp and in focus.

Transcripts/Eligibility Letter:

  • For each exam, a Transcript or Eligibility Letter is required from the Applicant’s DC Program confirming cumulative GPA, full Candidate name and expected date of graduation.
  • YOU must request your DC Program to send this document directly to CCEB to be received no later than the Cancellation Deadline. Your DC Program may fax or email this document.
  • When an original Final Transcript is received, it will apply to all future CCEB exams.
  • If more than one exam is being taken at a single exam sitting, only one Transcript or Eligibility Letter is required.
  • Component C only: The CCEB Certificate is contingent on graduation. Graduation must occur within 3 months of exam date or exam results will become invalid.

Disability Accommodations/Assistive Devices

  • Any requests for disability accommodations or the use of assistive devices must be submitted with your application and received by the Application Deadline. See the Accommodations and Assistive Devices page on the CCEB website. CCEB reserves the right to designate the location and date/time of the exam. An Applicant may be assigned to an exam site other than his/her preferred site or on a date/time other than his/her preferred date/time.

Deficient Applications

  • An application is considered deficient until all items have been received.
  • By Application Deadline, the application, applicable fees and photo must be received.
  • By Cancellation Deadline, the transcript or eligibility letter must be received.

Late Applications

  • Applications remaining deficient after 4:00 pm Alberta time on the Application Deadline are considered for Late Application with an additional fee.
  • Late Applications are accepted until one week after Application Deadline, 4:00 pm Alberta time.

Cancellations

  • Cancellations received before the Cancellation deadline will be assessed a $150.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received after the deadline require evidence of extraordinary circumstances and will be reviewed on an individual basis.