Dates and deadlines (Subject to Change)

Application to the NDSE is currently open.

Registration open March 1, 2021
Special Consideration application deadline for the 2021 NDSE February 22, 2021
Application deadline for the 2021 NDSE
April 19, 2021

Registration deadline date

May 3, 2021
9:00 p.m. EST
Deadline for submission of required documents 

May 3, 2021

Examination Date(s)

June 21-23, 2021

The NDEB will take the necessary steps to administer the examination as scheduled; however, the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic across the country may result in the need to change and/or cancel examinations.


The NDSE will be administered electronically at Prometric test centres in locations across Canada and in select US cities. Due to physical distancing, seats will be limited in each location.

Canadian Sites

  • St John's, NF
  • Halifax, NS
  • Québec City, QC
  • Montreal, QC
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Greater Toronto Area (GTA), ON
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Regina, SK
  • Saskatoon, SK
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Calgary, AB
  • Vancouver, BC

US Sites

  • Boston, MA,

  • Midtown New York, NY, USA

  • Los Angeles (Glendale), CA, USA

  • Houston, TX, USA

Fees (Subject to Change)

Application fee
non-refundable, one-time fee


Examination fee


Withdrawal fee

            Prior to the registration deadline


            After the registration deadline and up             to 15 days before the examination


            14 days before the examination

Full fee

Regrade fee


Rescore $200

Visit the Examination Resources section of our website for a complete listing of policies regarding examinations.