Alumnus Dr. Nicholas Opie Honored by NBCE

Greeley, Colo. – Nicholas G. Opie, D.C., was honored recently for 10 years as a National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Part IV test committee member. Dr. Opie represents Hawaii at annual sessions to review patient case scenarios and select case-related questions for upcoming Part IV exams.

A graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), Dr. Opie has a long history of service to the NBCE also including service as a Part IV examiner, a voting delegate at annual business meetings, and a test committee member for the NBCE’s Part III Examination and post-licensure Ethics and Boundaries Examination. NBCE Director of Practical Testing Research and Development Dr. Paul Townsend said, “We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Opie for his dedication and commitment to this organization. NBCE’s Parts III and IV examinations focus on the practitioner’s knowledge and ability to perform in a chiropractic setting. Dr. Opie’s devotion to the profession and his experience as a practitioner make him ideally suited to serve on these test committees. We could not do our jobs without individuals, such as Dr. Opie, who are truly committed to testing excellence.”

The governor of Hawaii has appointed Dr. Opie to serve three terms on the Hawaii State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; he is currently chair of that board. In 1998 he was elected to the Distinguished Fellows of the International Chiropractors Association, an organization that he began serving while enrolled at WSCC.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. 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.

Shown in the photo: Mr. Horace Elliott, Dr. Paul Townsend, Dr. Nicholas Opie, Dr. Norman Ouzts.