Dates and deadlines

Application deadline for the 2020 NDSE
June 28, 2020

Special Consideration application deadline for the
2020 NDSE

June 15, 2020
Registration open July 13, 2020
9:00 a.m. EST

Registration deadline date

Aug 10, 2020
9:00 p.m. EST

Examination date
*Depending on the specialty
Sept 23-24, 2020

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 in locations across Canada and is select US cities. Due to physical distancing, seats will be limited in each location.

Canadian Sites

  • St. John's, NFLD
  • Halifax, NS
  • Quebec City, QC
  • Greater Toronto Area, ON
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Regina, SK
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Calgary, AB
  • Vancouver, BC

US Sites

  • Boston, MA
  • Midtown New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Houston, TX

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

Rescore fee


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