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Written Examination

Testing Dates, Application Deadline, Registration at Pearson Vue

Upcoming Test Date: May 12, 2020

Application Deadline

If you are planning on taking the 2020 Written Examination, we must receive your paperwork in the Central Office no later than February 12, 2020. No exceptions will be made.
You can download a Written Examination Registration Form on our Applications page.

Pearson Vue Registration

Please be aware that test center registration is done on a first-come-first-serve basis and that centers rapidly fill to capacity. Registration begins March 16, 2020 and is facilitated by Pearson Vue.

Selecting a Pearson Vue Testing Center

In association with Measurement Research Associates, Inc., and Pearson Vue, the ABE Written Examination is administered as a computer-based examination at Pearson Vue testing centers. Pearson Professional Test Centers are strategically located around the world, helping to eliminate the inconvenience and expense of air travel, hotel accommodations and additional time away from work. All of Pearson’s testing centers are uniform in size, equipment, appearance, and procedures, ensuring a consistent and secure examination experience for all Candidates. Testing center directions will be included in the confirmation letter.

Written Examination

The Written Examination contains 200 questions. Questions are multiple choice, consisting of a stem with four or five foils, and are designed to test recall skills and the Candidate’s ability to apply knowledge, interpret data and solve problems.

The subject areas include anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, general and oral pathology, microanatomy, immunology, inflammation, microbiology, pharmacology, vascular and neurophysiology, pulpal and periradicular pathophysiology, radiology, oral medicine, biostatistics, clinical endodontics, dental materials related to endodontics, related dental disciplines, and classic and current literature.

Download Written Exam Guidelines