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Exam Dates, Fees, and Registration

*All exams are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Examination Date Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes  
April 9, 2025

 

Pearson Vue
US and Canada
Testing Centers

Nov 6, 2024
9:00 AM CST

Jan 8, 2025

CLOSED

 

*All exams are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Scenario-based Clinical Examination

*Candidates may register for the Clinical Exam as long as they will have completed their program requirements and will have their program orthodontic certificate prior to the examination date.  More information about eligibility requirements can be found here.

*Registration will close on the specified date listed unless the exam fills prior to this date.  In the event that an exam fills, registrations will be allowed for waiting list only.
*Pearson Vue will contact registered examinees 45-60 days prior to the start of the exam with scheduling information.

Examination Dates Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes  

Sep 17, 2024

Pearson Vue
Testing Centers
Worldwide

Nov 1, 2023
9:00 AM CST

Jun 20, 2024
Or When Full

OPEN

Sep 17, 2025

Pearson Vue
Testing Centers
Worldwide

Sep 18, 2024
9:00 AM CST

Jun 5, 2025
Or When Full

CLOSED


Banking Completion - Online BCE

*There are an unlimited number of seats available for this examination. Online BCE's may be taken at anytime during the Examination Dates listed below.

Examination Dates Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes  
May 3 - Jul 25, 2024

Online

Dec 12, 2023

Apr 19, 2024

CLOSED
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2024

Online

Apr 23, 2024

Aug 16, 2024

OPEN


Banking Completion - Mail-In Cases

*There are an unlimited number of seats available for this examination. Cases must be received at the ABO office at least one week prior to the Exam Start Date.

Examination Dates Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes  

Jun 5 - 6, 2024

Mail-in

Aug 16, 2023

Apr 11, 2024

CLOSED


Banking Completion - BCOE Retake

*There are a limited number of seats available for this examination. 
*Exam Schedules are sent 2 months prior to the start of the exam week. 

Examination Dates Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes  

Jun 5 - 6, 2024

Web-based/Live

Aug 16, 2023

Mar 21, 2024

CLOSED

 

 

 

*All exams are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Certification Renewal / Voluntary Renewal - BCE

*There are an unlimited number of seats available for this examination. Online BCE's may be taken at anytime during the Examination Dates listed below.

Examination Dates Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes Exam & AJODO Due   
Jan 5-Jun 20, 2024

Online

Aug 16, 2023

Jun 7, 2024

Jun 20, 2024

CLOSED
Jul 9-Dec 12, 2024

Online

Mar 12, 2024

Nov 20, 2024

Dec 12, 2024

OPEN


Certification Renewal / Voluntary Renewal - Mail-in Cases

*There are an unlimited number of seats available for this examination. Cases must be received at the ABO office at least one week prior to the Exam Start Date.

Examination Dates Examination Location Registration Opens Registration Closes  

Jun 5 - 6, 2024

Mail-in

Aug 16, 2023

Apr 11, 2024

CLOSED

*All fees paid to the ABO including, but not limited to annual fees, verification, and exam registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Written Examination Fees

Application

$400.00

Registration

$740.00

Written Examination Total

$1,140.00

Written Re-Examination

*Within 5 years from first Written Examination Attempt

$740.00

Clinical Examination Fees

Scenario-based Clinical Examination

$1,875.00

Scenario-based Clinical Re-Examination

*Within 2 years from first Scenario-based Clinical Examination Attempt

$1,475.00

Certification Renewal Examination

$500.00

Voluntary Certification Renewal Examination

$150.00

BCOE Re-Examination (Web-based) 

$300.00

ICE Re-Examination (by Mail) / BCE

$150/case

ICE Balance of Cases (by Mail) / BCE

$0.00

Maintenance Fees

ABO Annual Fee  Pay Annual Fee

$260.00

The ABO is approved under Section 3689 for test fee reimbursement with GI Bill funds for eligible examinees. For more information, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp.