NEW ATTENDEE ORIENTATION NEW ATTENDEE ORIENTATION Dr. Donna Craft Vice President National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
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.
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. We do not have members.
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 Board composition: • 5 district directors • 4 at-large directors • 2 members from the FCLB leadership District directors State delegates Board of Directors
NBCE Board Term Limits • District Directors (5): One director is elected from each of the five districts to serve a three-year term. No district director may serve more than nine consecutive years. • FCLB Directors (2): These directors are appointed by the FCLB to serve a one-year term. No FCLB-appointed director may serve more than nine consecutive years. • At-Large Directors (4): The NBCE Board elected the at-large directors to serve a two-year term. No at-large director may serve more than eight consecutive years.
Getting Involved • Test Committees • Part IV Examiners • Ad Hoc Committees • NBCE Delegate and Alternate Delegates • NBCE District Directors • NBCE At-Large Directors
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
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
National Board Day on Friday • Please come hear more about the NBCE: • Computer-Based Testing • Post-Licensure Exams • NBCE’s Vision for the Future • Pricing of NBCE Exams • Results of the 2013 NBCE Financial Audit • How to Get Involved with the NBCE • PLUS our keynote speaker: Dr. Anthony Lisi.
Keynote Speaker • Dr. Lisi will discuss the growing role of chiropractic care within the VA healthcare system. His talk will cover both the clinical and academic aspects of chiropractic within the VA, including the initial development and role of regulation, accomplishments in policy and oversight, and the establishment of the VA chiropractic residency program. The success of these programs will be related to the chiropractic profession at large, including opportunities in collaborative practice, research and education.
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.