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Examination Dates and Locations

The NDEB is continually monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will take the necessary steps to administer its examinations as scheduled; however, the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic across the country may result in the need to cancel or reschedule examinations.

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Examination dates and locations subject to change.

Examination Dates

Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS)

Exam Date4 - 5 December 2021
Registration open date: TBD

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

Exam Date6 - 7 August 2021 Registration DeadlineJune 07, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration is closed

Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE)

Exam DateSeptember 10, 2021 Registration DeadlineAugust 04, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration is open

Written Examination and OSCE

Exam Date20 - 21 November 2021 Registration DeadlineOctober 04, 2021 21:00 EST
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Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

Exam Date26 - 27 November 2021 Registration DeadlineOctober 04, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration open date: August 25, 2021 09:00 EST

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

Exam DateFebruary 2, 2022 Registration DeadlineNovember 17, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration open date: October 04, 2021 09:00 EST

Written Examination and OSCE International

Exam Date5 - 6 March 2022 Registration DeadlineDecember 20, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration open date: October 27, 2021 09:00 EST

Written Examination and OSCE

Exam Date5 - 6 March 2022 Registration DeadlineJanuary 07, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: October 27, 2021 09:00 EST
Locations for Equivalency Process Examinations-537

The Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge and the Assessment of Clinical Judgement are administered at Prometric testing centres within Canada and select international locations. A complete list of available locations will be visible when you register.

The Assessment of Clinical Skills is administered at select locations across Canada.

Locations for Certification Process Examinations-477

The Written Examination and OSCE are administered at locations across Canada and select US and international locations.

For November 2021 the examinations will be administered in:

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
Locations for National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE)-672

The NDSE will be offered at Prometric test centres in Canada and the United States. A complete list of available locations will be visible when you register.

Locations for Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE)-899

The DSCKE will be administered at Prometric test centres across Canada. A complete list of available locations will be visible when you register.