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CDT Examination Applications

You can download CDT Application Book here in Adobe PDF format

The CDT Handbook and Application contains important information regarding the examination process. Specific information includes the requirements to become a CDT, examination confirmation, the cancelling and rescheduling policy, details about examination preparation and studying and information about examination content. Please click here to download the Complete CDT Handbook and Application.

A list of scheduled examination dates and sites can be found on the Testing Dates/Places page. For retakes, please click here.

RG Examination Application

The Recognized Graduate designation is the first step in obtaining a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) designation. To learn more about the RG designation, download and read the Recognized Graduate Handbook and Application in PDF format.

A list of scheduled examination dates and sites can be found on the Testing Dates/Places page.

  • RG Written Exam: $190
  • CDT Comprehensive: $220*
  • CDT Specialty Written Exam: $220*
  • CDT Practical Exam: $455*

* (This includes a $55 non-refundable one-time application fee. **Effective August 2013, the NBC Trust voted to increase the testing fees for CDT written examinations after 12/31/2013. For CDT written exams prior to 12/31/2013 the fee is $190.)

Candidates for examinations must submit a completed application and payment for a specific examination. If approved, the candidate will be sent a confirmation postcard (depending on the date of registration) and examination materials.

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