Find more information about the Qualifying Examination application and process
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.
The Qualifying Examination will be offered January 23 - 27, 2023. The Qualifying Examination is a written examination offered at testing facilities throughout the US and internationally. Candidates who successfully complete the 2023 Qualifying Examination will be eligible to take the 2024 Oral Examination.
The Oral Examination will be offered May 1 - 5, 2023. 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.
Prospective candidates should download and review the ABP Examination Policies and Resources.
Registration is due November 20, 2022.
2023 OE Registration Closes: 10/31/22
2023 QE Registration Closes: 11/20/22
2023 QE: January 23 - 27, 2023
2023 OE: May 1 - 5, 2023