Periodontists earn board certification based on education, licensure, and successful completion of a written qualifying examination and an oral examination.
Who is Eligible?
Candidates who have successfully completed a CODA-accredited program in Periodontics are eligible to apply for the ABP Qualifying Examination. Beginning in 2023, candidates who are in their final year of residency, upon approval of their program director, may register for the Qualifying Examination.
Candidates must successfully complete the Qualifying Examination before challenging the Oral Examination.
When are the Examinations Offered?
The Qualifying Examination will be offered August 15 – 19, 2022. Beginning in 2023, the Qualifying Examination will be offered each January. The Qualifying Examination is a written examination offered at testing facilities throughout the US and internationally.
The Oral Examination will be offered May 2 – 6, 2022. The Oral Examination is offered each year at the beginning of May. The Oral Examination is an in-person examination at a testing facility in Raleigh, North Carolina.