Apply for the INBDE®

Take the first steps toward your Integrated National Board Dental Exam.

How to apply for the INBDE

All candidates will take the INBDE at a testing center operated by Prometric, an official vendor of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and the Department of Testing Services (DTS). Follow these steps to schedule your exam.

  1. Create or manage your personal identification number (DENTPINⓇ). First-time test takers must have a DENTPIN to apply for the INBDE and complete all steps related to the exam. If you have previously applied for or taken a dental exam you already have a DENTPIN. Use the link below to retrieve an existing or create a new DENTPIN.
    Manage your DENTPIN
  2. Review the INBDE Candidate Guide (PDF), with special focus on eligibility requirements, rules of conduct, examination regulations, and the testing center procedures. 

    The INBDE program provides reasonable and appropriate testing accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These accommodations occur for individuals with documented disabilities or medical conditions who demonstrate a need for accommodation, request an accommodation prior to testing, and who are approved.  All testing accommodation requests must be submitted electronically by signing in with your DENTPIN and password. Any testing accommodation request(s) that was submitted via email before April 8, 2024, will still be accepted, and reviewed per the process at the time of submission. Please refer to the INBDE Candidate Guide (PDF) for more information about the procedure for submitting a request for testing accommodations, including acceptable forms of documentation.

  3. Submit your application to the JCNDE. Please note:
    • Exam fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. There are no exceptions. Your credit or debit card will be charged when you submit your application.
    • The name on your IDs must match exactly the name on your application or you will be denied admission to the test. If you are denied admission, you will need to submit a new application and your previous fee will be forfeited.
  4. If you attended a dental school not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), please download and complete the form, INBDE Certificate of Eligibility (PDF).
  5. After your application is reviewed, you will receive an eligibility email from the JCNDE, confirming that you are ready to schedule your exam. If you don’t receive this email, please check your spam folder before contacting the JCNDE.
  6. Contact Prometric to choose your exam date. Your appointment should be scheduled 60 to 90 days before your desired test date. On the left-hand side of the page, select “Schedule,” then supply your preferred state to find a test center. Enter your DENTPIN as your eligibility ID. Then choose the INBDE option.
Learn more about the INBDE, which replaces both NBDE Part I and Part II examinations. 
Get ready for the INBDE with test questions and more.
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