How to plan your trip to Canada to write your NDAEB Exam

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The NDAEB exam is pivotal for Canadian dental assistants, granting Level 2 certification. It expands responsibilities, job prospects, and earning potential. With recognized skills, flexibility, and enhanced clinical aptitude, this certification ensures job security and paves the way for leadership roles, solidifying a thriving dental career in Canada.

Here’s a log on how to plan your trip to Canada to write your NDAEB written and practical exam:

    1. EQUIVALENCY.

    1. EXAM DATES.

    1. WRITTEN EXAM PREPARATION.

    1. WRITTEN EXAM APPLICATION.

    1. APPLY FOR VISA, BOOK TICKETS & FLY.

    1. ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT.

    1. ATTEND WRITTEN EXAM.

    1. PLACES TO VISIT.

    1. FLY BACK.

    1. WRITTEN EXAM RESULT.

    1. CPE APPLICATION.

    1. FLY IN.

    1. CPE TRAINING.

    1. PRACTICAL (CPE) EXAM.

    1. CPE RESULTS.

1. EQUIVALENCY:

International Graduates must apply for Equivalency. It may take somewhere around 2 to 6 months depending on the pathway. Find out how to apply for equivalency by clicking here.

2. EXAM DATES:

Exams are conducted throughout the year and must be taken inside Canada. Once Equivalency is completed, you will be eligible to apply for the written exam.

3. WRITTEN EXAM PREPARATION:

Now you can start preparing for the exam by practicing as many questions as possible to get a good idea of what to expect for your exam. Find out more about our written exam practice questions by clicking here.

4. WRITTEN EXAM APPLICATION:

Once your Equivalency is approved you will be eligible to apply for your exams in a given time frame. Exams are conducted 4 times a year: March; June; September; December. Refer to the dates for the respective exams by clicking here.

5. APPLY FOR VISA, BOOK TICKETS & FLY

You can apply for your tourist visa and fly-in to Canada at least 2-3 days before the exam to attend your exam at the allocated location.

6. ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

    • Find Accommodation: Look for accommodation close to the exam venue, and book it in advance to ensure availability. Options include hotels, hostels, or Airbnb.

    • Plan Your Transportation: Research transportation options in the area where you will be staying and plan how you will get to and from the exam venue. If you are planning to rent a car, make sure to obtain an international driver’s license.

7. ATTEND WRITTEN EXAM:

Written exams are conducted online but at allocated locations only. It is a 4-hour exam with 200 MCQs to answer.

8. PLACES TO VISIT:

Some quick places to visit would be CN Tower & Niagara Falls.

9. FLY BACK

You can now return to your country as the results will take time.

10. WRITTEN EXAM RESULTS:

The results will be announced in your Candidate portal after 45 days only.

11. CPE APPLICATION:

Once you have cleared the written exam, you will now be eligible to apply for the practical exam. Exams are conducted 4 times a year: Feb/Mar; May/Jun; Aug/Sep; Nov. Check the Exam dates by clicking here

12. FLY IN

Similar to the written exams, practical exams are conducted at limited locations inside Canada only, for which you will have to fly in again.

13. CPE TRAINING:

You can land 2 weeks earlier and get crash training for the practical exam at the training center. Book CPE training here.

14. PRACTICAL (CPE) EXAM:

The CPE exam is a day-long exam. Do bring your items and lunch. Make sure to arrive at least an hour before the exam starts time to allow for any unforeseen circumstances, such as traffic or delays in transportation.

 

Remember, planning your trip to Canada for the NDAEB written and practical exam can be stressful, but with careful planning and preparation, you can feel confident and ready to excel on exam day.

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