Thursday, December 14th 2017

205-2255 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 4K3

Phone: (613) 526-3424
Fax: (613) 526-5560
e-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm (EST)
Monday to Friday

When applying to write the NDAEB exam, please read the information on the exam application and in the Candidate Handbook carefully. Details regarding all aspects of exam administration, including application processing, exam preparation and post exam administrative details are available in the Candidate Handbook.


The National Dental Assisting Examining Board complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Please be sure to read the Privacy Policy.


The NDAEB DOES NOT develop or sell PREP-EXAMS for candidates or schools, nor is the NDAEB affiliated with any external source(s) advertising or offering “NDAEB” sample or prep-exams. For more information, please refer to the Candidate Handbook.


Domain Description

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board conducted a thorough review of the Domain Description in 2014/15. The revised Domain Description became effective on January 1, 2017. The next review of the Domain Description will be conducted in 2020.

To view the revised 2017 Domain Description, click here.

The Domain Description for Dental Assisting is the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours the dental assistant should possess upon entry/re-entry into practice and is utilized for:

When preparing for the NDAEB exam, candidates are advised to refer often to the Domain Description for Dental Assisting which is found in the Candidate Handbook.

The Domain Description is reviewed periodically to ensure its content reflects current entry level practice for dental assisting in Canada.


NDAEB Examination Sites

Province*City**
British ColumbiaChilliwack, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Vancouver, and Victoria
AlbertaCalgary and Edmonton
SaskatchewanRegina and Saskatoon
ManitobaWinnipeg
OntarioBarrie, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Niagara on the Lake, Oshawa, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Windsor
QuebecMontreal and Quebec City
New BrunswickCampbellton, Moncton and Saint John
Prince Edward IslandCharlottetown
Nova ScotiaHalifax and Sydney
Newfoundland and LabradorSt. John's
*The NDAEB examination is not available outside Canada.
**For details on special sittings, please see the Candidate Handbook.

Notice - 2019 Fee Increase

At the October 2017 Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved an increase to the fees charged for the Written Examination. The fees listed below will become effective January 1, 2019.

Written ExaminationFees
Total first time writer$525.00 ($425 exam fee + $100 non-refundable application fee)
Total rewrite$450.00 ($425 exam fee + $25 non-refundable application fee)
Withdrawal fee (15 days or more from exam date)*$200.00 (plus non-refundable application fee)
Withdrawal 14 days or less from exam date*Full fees will be assessed/non-refundable
*For information on how to withdraw from the Exam for medical reasons or other circumstances, please refer to the Candidate Handbook for more information.

Disclosure Of Information To Third Parties

For reasons of public protection, the NDAEB will release all written exam and or Clinical Practice Evaluation, including pass or fail results, to the CDARA in the province in which the exam was written or the CPE was taken. Results will also be released to any other CDARA requesting the information or to any CDARA the NDAEB believes should receive the information.

Applicants must sign the agreement contained on the written exam or CPE application form, acknowledging the release of exam and or CPE results before being registered with the NDAEB. For details, please refer to the NDAEB privacy policy on this site.