National Dental Assisting Examining Board
Bureau national d'examen d'assistance dentaire

Written Exam Schedule

All Exams registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible as availability is limited.  Candidates may register for the next available exam only.

Please note that the NDAEB will no longer be holding Written Exams on Saturdays.  As such, our exam dates will typically now run from Wednesday through Friday.

Please read the Candidate Handbook before registering. After reviewing the Candidate Handbook please contact our office if you have any questions.

Candidate Handbook

Upcoming Written Exam

2023 Exam Date Summary

Written Exam Dates
Registration Opens
Application Deadline
Monday December 11, Tuesday December 12, Wednesday December 13, 2023
Monday, September 25, 2023 (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time)
Friday, November 3, 2023 (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

2024 Exam Date Summary

Written Exam Dates
Registration Opens
Application Deadline
Tuesday March 26, Wednesday March 27, Thursday March 28, 2024
Monday, January 8, 2024 (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time)
Monday, February 12, 2024 (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
Wednesday June 26, Thursday June 27, Friday June 28, 2024
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time)
Monday, May 6, 2024 (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
Wednesday September 25, Thursday September 26, Friday September 27, 2024
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time)
Tuesday August 6, 2024 (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
Wednesday December 11, Thursday December 12, Friday December 13, 2024
Monday, September 23, 2024 (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time)
Monday, October 28, 2024 (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)


Due to reasons beyond the NDAEB’s control, exam dates are subject to change before or after an application deadline. If this occurs, registered candidates will be contacted. Please read the Candidate Handbook for more information.

We are no longer accepting paper applications; candidates must register online. 

International candidates must have been approved by the NDAEB Candidate Eligibility Assessment Committee (CEAC) before being allowed to register for an examination.

Documents required for a credential assessment must be received by the NDAEB office at least TWO (2) weeks prior to an exam application deadline. Documents received after this deadline will not be guaranteed assessment for exam eligibility for the applied sitting.

Exam Site Availability

As a result of the limited availability and scheduling purposes, your 1st choice selection for an examination site is not guaranteed. Exam locations are subject to change without notice. In the event your preferred location is no longer available, you may be required to schedule your exam offsite by online remote proctoring.

Candidate Handbook

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.

Note: Due to the COVID 19 situation, the Candidate Handbook content is subject to change.

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