GREELEY, Colo. — National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) President Peter D. Ferguson, D.C., announced today that, in accordance with a vote of the full Board of Directors, the NBCE will reduce its examination fees effective in 2006. The board made this decision at its fall board meeting in Charlotte , N.C. The NBCE will reduce fees for its Parts I, II and III examinations by $25 each and for the Part IV Examination by $100. These reductions correspond to an overall seven percent decrease in the current price of each exam. In 2006, the NBCE will reduce exam fees by: NBCE EXAM / FEE REDUCTION Part I / $25.00 Part II / $25.00 Part III / $25.00 Part IV / $100.00 The new fee structure will be included in the spring 2006 applications, available at www.nbce.org by Nov. 15 and mailed to chiropractic colleges by mid-December. “One factor that made this decision possible is the commitment by the Board of Directors to reduce costs following its annual meeting in May. The board has taken a hard look at our budget during this fiscal year,” Dr. Ferguson explained. “By reducing costs where possible, we have enacted substantial savings that we can pass on to our examinees.” In addition, the NBCE has worked to reduce the cost of administering its exams. For example, by making exam applications and brochures available online, the NBCE has saved substantially on printing costs. The board’s decision is also due to an increase in the number of new students enrolling at chiropractic colleges. The NBCE relies on revenues from its exams to cover its costs. With increased enrollments, revenue streams will increase during the next few years as more students take NBCE exams. “We are very excited about passing these fee cuts on to the students,” said Dr. Ferguson. “I can assure our examinees that we will continue to keep a watchful eye over our budget. By employing a conservative fiscal approach, we hope to pass along savings not just in 2006 but into the future as well.” 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.


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