A one-time payment for applicable fees is required to complete an application to challenge the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE).
* Required for new and returning applicants.
Fees may be paid by:
Certified cheque, money order or bank draft in Canadian funds payable to The Royal College of Dentists of Canada; or,
Visa or MasterCard (transactions will be subject to a 3% convenience fee).
Applications completed after the deadline, if considered and approved by the Credentials Committee, will be subject to penalties. Late application fees are calculated from a base amount of $1,500 to which $100 will be added for every week since the closing of the application window.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Requests to withdraw from the NDSE must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Department and include the reason(s) for the request. Refunds will be calculated based on the date when the written request is received, and in accordance with the table below. A refund cheque will be issued in Canadian funds regardless of the original method of payment and mailed to the address on file.
It is not possible to defer an application from one year to another. If you are unable to challenge the NDSE in the year for which you have applied, you must withdraw and re-apply during the application window for a future session.
Date of withdrawal request
Prior to the closing of the application window
More than 90 days from the date of the examination and after the closing of the application window
More than 60 days but less than 90 days from the date of the examination
More than 30 days but less than 60 days from the date of the examination
Less than 30 days from the date of the examination
* The application fee, convenience fee and late fees (when applicable) are not refundable.