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Thank you for your interest in attaining Board certification with the ABE!

In order that you take the appropriate first or next step in your Board certification process, please read the categories below and follow the instructions that best apply to you.

Are You An Endodontic Resident Eager to Get Started on Your Journey to Board Certification?

If you are an endodontic resident at a CODA or CDAC accredited program receiving your endodontic certificate in 2022, you should receive an email from our central office (staff@amboardendo.org) between November 15 and November 30, 2021, with a link and instructions on how to fill out the online applications for Prospective Board Candidate status and for the Written Exam.  Please be sure to check your Inbox, Spam and Junk folders for the email.  If you still don’t see it, and are an endodontic resident at a CODA or CDAC accredited program who will receive your endodontic certificate in 2022, please email us at staff@amboardendo.org for further assistance.

Are You an Endodontist Who Has Already Received Their Endodontic Certificate and Would like to Begin the Board Certification Process?

If you have an endodontics certificate from a CODA or CDAC accredited program, please contact us at staff@amboardendo.org, and we will email you the appropriate instructions and Preliminary Application online form.

Are You and Endodontist Who Needs to Re-establish Eligibility with the ABE in order to Continue the Board Certification Process?

Please contact us at staff@amboardendo.org, and we will email you the appropriate instructions and online form.

Are You A Current Candidate Ready to Challenge Your Next Exam?

  • Oral Exam Registration Forms
    The March 2022 Oral Exam registration is closed.  Registration for the October 2022 Oral Exam is currently open, but space is limited.  Please contact us at staff@amboardendo.org for eligibility requirements and registration information.
  • Case History Exam Registration
    To register for the case history exam, please visit our Case History Portfolio Submission website at amboardendo.org. You will need your Candidate number in order to register.  For our helpful library of videos to help you through the registration and portfolio submission process, please click here.

Do You Require Special Accommodations for an Upcoming Exam?

Once you have read our Special Accommodation Policy, please send special accommodation requests to staff@amboardendo.org.

Helpful Terms and Processes as You Begin and Advance in Your Journey to Board Certification

Prospective Board Candidate
An endodontic resident, enrolled in the year that the certificate in endodontics will be issued from an advanced education program in endodontics accredited by either the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the ADA, or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), whose application and payment for the Written Examination fee have been accepted and approved by the ABE.


Educationally Qualified Endodontist
An endodontist who has been issued a certificate in endodontics from an advanced education program in endodontics accredited by either CODA or CDAC (or to endodontists who satisfy the criteria of the ABE’s alternative pathway for international endodontists graduating from non-accredited advanced education programs in endodontics) who has not yet submitted or has not had their ABE application and credentials approved by the ABE credentials committee.


Board Eligible Candidate
Board Eligible status is only available to endodontists that have received a certificate in endodontics by an advanced education program in endodontics accredited by CODA or CDAC. Additionally, endodontists may qualify who satisfy the criteria of the ABE’s alternative pathway for graduates of non-accredited advanced education programs in endodontics. Qualified endodontists may achieve Board Eligible status by completing a Preliminary application followed by approval of the ABE credentials committee.

Track Selection
Track Selection is chosen by the applicant when submitting the Preliminary Application.  It is the order in which you will challenge the three exams necessary to attain Board certification with the ABE.
Tracks are as follows:

Track I – Written Examination, Case History Portfolio Examination and Oral Examination
Track II - Case History Portfolio Examination, Written Examination and Oral Examination
Track III - Written Examination, Oral Examination and Case History Examination

Board Certified Endodontist
An endodontist who has satisfied all requirements of the certification process of the ABE has been declared Board Certified by the Directors of the ABE, and maintains Board Certification. This individual is a Diplomate of the ABE.

For a complete listing of our terms, processes and other useful information, please see our Policy and Procedures Manual.