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.
X-RAY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES IN LEVEL II
- 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.
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.