Examination Date: May 21, 2024
Location: Pearson Vue US and Canada Testing Centers
Application Process with the ABE Begins: November 14, 2023*
Application Deadline: January 9, 2024
Applications may not be accepted after the deadline listed above.
*Once you submit your applications with the ABE, you must then register to sit for the exam directly with Pearson Vue.
If you are an Endodontic Resident at a CODA or CDAC accredited program receiving your endodontic certificate next year, you should receive an email from our central office (firstname.lastname@example.org) mid-November of the current year. The email will include instructions on how to submit the ABE Prospective Board Candidate Application, followed by the Written Exam Application and fees associated with each application. If you meet the requirements listed above, please be sure to check your Inbox, Spam and Junk folders for the email in mid-November of the current year before contacting email@example.com for further assistance.
Board Candidates who are eligible to challenge the Written Exam should receive an email from our central office (firstname.lastname@example.org) mid-November of the current year. This email will include instructions on how to submit the online Written Exam Application and fee. Please be sure to check your Inbox, Spam and Junk folders for the email in mid-November of the current year before contacting email@example.com for further assistance.
Pearson Vue Registration
Upon completion of the ABE application process, applicants will receive instructions on scheduling their Written Exam directly with Pearson Vue. Instructions will include the date Pearson Vue will open their test center registration.
Test center registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis and centers rapidly fill to capacity. We recommend scheduling the exam with Pearson Vue the day that their test center registration opens.
In association with Data Recognition Corporation and Pearson Vue, the ABE Written Examination is administered as a computer-based examination at Pearson Vue testing centers throughout the US and Canada. All Pearson Vue testing centers are uniform in size, equipment, appearance, and procedures, ensuring a consistent and secure examination experience for all Candidates.
The Written Examination contains 200 questions. Questions are multiple choice, consisting of a stem with four 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.