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Examination Dates and Locations

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Several facilities used by the NDEB to run examinations have vaccine requirements that will apply to all examinees. Therefore, you will have to be vaccinated to write examinations at these centers. If you register to write an examination at a centre where vaccination is required, you must be prepared to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when you arrive at your test centre.

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Examination dates and locations subject to change.

Examination Dates

Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

Exam Date26 - 27 November 2021 Registration Deadline04 October, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration is closed

Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS)

Exam Date4 - 5 December 2021
Registration open date: TBD

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

Exam Date2 February, 2022 Registration Deadline17 November, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration is closed

Written Examination and OSCE International

Exam Date5 - 6 March 2022 Registration Deadline20 December, 2021 21:00 EST
Registration is open Login to Register

Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE)

Exam Date11 February, 2022 Registration Deadline03 January, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration is open

Written Examination and OSCE

Exam Date5 - 6 March 2022 Registration Deadline07 January, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration is open Login to Register
Locations for Equivalency Process Examinations-321

The Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) will be administered electronically at Prometric testing centres in Canada. The AFK will also be offered at select international locations including the United States (California, New York, Massachusetts), Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

The AFK will be offered in paper and pencil format at locations in Ontario and Quebec.

When registering for an AFK, you will select your delivery method based on availability. The electronic version will include “Prometric” in the exam title (ex: Toronto, ON – Prometric).

The ACJ will be administered electronically at Prometric testing centres.

Seats for the ACJ are limited and registration fills up quickly. If additional blocks of seats become available for the ACJ, the NDEB will post a notice on the NDEB website and Facebook pages notifying examinees when registration for the additional seats will open. Additional seats for the November 2021 ACJ will open for registration on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:00 EST. 

Leading up to the registration deadline date, examinees do withdraw. Any seats that become available because of withdrawals will be available for new registrants.

The ACS is administered at Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.

Locations for Certification Process Examinations-494

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)-404

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)-779

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