In order to maintain board certification, ABPD Diplomates are required to complete requirements annually by November 30.  The requirements for the renewal of certification process include the following:

Annual Requirements

  1. Annual Diplomate Renewal (ADR)  ​​
    • ADR is composed of: Attestation, ADR Fee, and a Credentialing Survey.
  2. Continuing Education
    • 15 Continuing Education (CE) hours  related to the clinical aspect of pediatric dentistry must be acquired Dec. 1-Nov 30. CE guidelines may be found here
  3. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) modules
    • Two web-based modules must be successfully completed. Each CQI module counts as one hour of CE Credit.

10-year Requirement

  1. Renewal of Certification Examination 
    • Online, open-book examination due every ten years

A diplomate who completes each requirement by the annual deadline of November 30 will remain in good standing with ABPD and will be considered active. Any diplomate not fulfilling all annual requirements including having an active dental license will be placed inactive until all requirements have been met.

Diplomates who fail to complete any of the requirements by the stated deadline of November 30 will be placed on inactive status. Inactive diplomates will have their names removed from the roster on the ABPD website and shall not declare to the public that they are diplomates of ABPD.

The requirements to regain active status include:

·        Reactivation/Revalidation Application: $500 Fee

·        Revalidation Examination

Diplomates are not required to complete previous requirements except if the Renewal of Certification (ROC) Examination is due during the period of inactivation. A diplomate must also complete the ROC Examination in addition to the Revalidation Examination. A diplomate will forfeit their certification and must reinstate it if they remain inactive for five or more years.

All diplomates have 12 months to complete the requirements and no extensions are allowed past the November 30 deadline.  We encourage you to login and complete the requirements in advance of the deadline.