Level II candidates will be demonstrating the capability of all level I requirements along with the ability to “analyze” x-rays accurately and consistently.
An online exam is required. The standards in Level II of certification are that the doctor has knowledge and applicable skills in the following areas:
- Identifying anatomical structures on x-rays for analysis
- X-ray analysis
- Advanced adjusting steps
- Head piece placement
- Adjusting Biomechanics
- Understanding basic types
- Out of pattern subluxations
A passing grade of 80% is necessary for the online exam.
- Five consecutive sets of pre x-rays including all the necessary requirements of the Level I series including a complete and accurate analysis.
- Two consecutive sets of pre and post x-rays including all the necessary requirements of the Level I series including a complete and accurate analysis.
Critical points of consideration include identification of all cervical landmarks with appropriate markings, check lines, and listings as per NUCCA protocol.
Any submission provided for review, must be a current submission and the films taken must be within 30 days of the submission date.
Previously reviewed x-rays may not be resubmitted.
Once the doctor has passed the first set of five pre x-rays demonstrating consistently correct placement and analysis, an additional requirement of two consecutive pre and post x-rays are necessary. The pre and post x-ray sets are for positioning and analysis only. These x-rays will not be evaluated for the reduction of the subluxation.
Once the doctor has completed and passed the online exam, five consecutive sets of analyzed pre x-rays, two consecutive analyzed sets of pre and post films, they are eligible as a candidate for the third level of the NUCCA Board Certification process.
***The fee for candidates to participate in Level II of certification is $550.00 (effective January 1, 2014), and must be sent to the NUCCA office prior to taking the online exam or submission of films. Once payment is made the NUCCA office will issue a candidate testing username and password along with instructions on how to log onto the testing site. Three exam attempts are allowed per registration fee. Failure to pass the online exam after three attempts will require an additional fee of 100.00 paid to the NUCCA office for a new testing username and password allowing for three more attempts.
NEW UPDATE: Current candidates actively engaged in Level 2 Certification have the opportunity to roll over and apply the Level 2 fee of $550 toward their Level 3 fees. This only applies if the candidate, who has signed up in 2020, has completed all requirements and passed Level 2 by December 31, 2020.
In addition, for candidates to keep this credit of $550, all requirements for Level 3 certification must be completed and passed by December 31, 2021.
If the completion of Level 3 certification occurs after December 31, 2021, then the candidate will forfeit the credit and be required to pay $550 before submitting any films for Board Certification.
Click here to purchase Level II Certification online through the store. The NUCCA office will set up your account to take the online exam and email you the login credentials within 48-72 hours.