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Written Examination

Upcoming Test Date: May 2021

Please check back in the coming months for the exact date of the May 2021 Written Exam.

  • Testing Dates, Application Deadline, Registration at Pearson Vue

Application Deadline

Please check back for date and deadline information for the May 2021 Written Exam.

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 is currently TBD and will be 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 the Written Exam Guidelines