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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.

Notice

We are aware of changes to capacity limits in Ontario. We are in communication with our venues to determine what impact, if any, these regulations will have on examination administration. Examinees will be contacted once we have this information.

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Examination dates and locations subject to change.

Examination Dates

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 closed

Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE)

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

Written Examination and OSCE

Exam Date5 - 6 March 2022 Registration Deadline16 January, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration is closed

Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

Exam Date5 - 6 May 2022 Registration Deadline30 March, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 26 January, 2022 09:00 EST

Written Examination and OSCE

Exam Date28 - 29 May 2022 Registration Deadline27 April, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 26 January, 2022 09:00 EST

National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE)

Exam Date14 - 23 June 2022 Registration Deadline02 May, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 23 March, 2022 09:00 EST

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

Exam Date13 - 14 August 2022 Registration Deadline08 June, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 16 March, 2022 09:00 EST

Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE)

Exam Date9 September, 2022 Registration Deadline03 August, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 12 February, 2022 09:00 EST

Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

Exam Date23 - 24 November 2022 Registration Deadline05 October, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 22 June, 2022 09:00 EST

Written Examination and OSCE

Exam Date19 - 20 November 2022 Registration Deadline05 October, 2022 21:00 EST
Registration open date: 27 July, 2022 09:00 EST
Locations for Equivalency Process Examinations-263

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 is administered electronically at Prometric testing centres.

The ACS is administered at Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.

Locations for Certification Process Examinations-775

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

For March 2022 the examinations will be administered in:

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • London, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Cork, Ireland
Locations for National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE)-366

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)-268

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