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Getting Your Certificate and License

Getting Your Certificate and License

Receiving an NDEB certificate

An NDEB certificate is issued upon successful completion of the Virtual OSCE, and after proof of graduation is provided to the NDEB office.

  • ProgramHow to Submit Proof of Graduation
  • Graduates of Canadian dental programs

    Canadian dental programs generally provide confirmation of graduation for their final year students directly to the NDEB. Graduates are not required to send anything to the NDEB, unless requested to do so.

  • Graduates of accredited dental programs outside of Canada.

    An original official transcript of marks must be sent directly to the NDEB. Transcripts can be sent directly from the university in a sealed envelope, or electronically through the university’s official partner organization. View the Application Guide for accepted organizations. The final transcript must indicate the date the degree was conferred.

  • Graduates of non-accredited dental programs who have successfully completed the Equivalency Process

    No proof of graduation is required to be certified.

The provincial Dental Regulatory Authorities (DRAs) are responsible for issuing dental licenses. Once certified, contact the DRA in the province you wish to practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

The NDEB does not place limits on the number of certificates that can be issued. The number of certified individuals is based on the number of candidates who have fulfilled the requirements for certification.
The process of certification varies depending on what pathway an individual takes. From the time an individual is eligible to take the certification exams it can take between 6-18 months. The timeframe varies based on how many times the individual is required to take the examinations to pass. The certification examinations can be taken three times.