Qualifying Examination

The Qualifying Examination (QE) is one section of the two-part certification process for Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The examination is designed to generate evidence toward validation of the individual's advanced training in pediatric dentistry. The QE must be successfully completed prior to registering for the Oral Clinical Examination (OCE). Please refer to the Qualifying Examination Overview below for details on how to prepare for the examination; specifically in section VIII, page 3.  There is no reading list associated with this examination.

Application Process


Examination Dates

2019 - Monday, May 13, 2019 - Application is open, deadline to apply, December 15, 2018. Testing Center Registration open in March 2019, you must complete application located in your abpd.org.    
2020 - Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cancellation Policy for May 2019 QE 

All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email or by US Mail.

The cancellation policy noted here is used regardless of the PearsonVue Testing Center cancellation policy.
Examination fees can not be transferred to a different exam year. 

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