Current Candidates


ABP Registration Deadlines for current upcoming exams:

2023 Section A Written Exam: January 31, 2023
2023 October Oral Examinations (Sections B, C, and D): September 5, 2023

How Do I Register?

You may register for any listed exam (if eligible) on your dashboard.

What if I don't see any exams?

Candidates who have graduated from an advanced education program in prosthodontics are eligible to challenge all parts of the exam. Candidates who have begun their third year of formal prosthodontic training are eligible to challenge the Section A written examination and/or one Section B patient presentation oral examination. In order to be eligible, prosthodontists must send in a notarized copy of their prosthodontic program certificate to Postgraduate students and residents must upload a letter from their Program Director that indicates they are a candidate in their third year of training who is in good academic standing, and the expected date of graduation. Once approved, candidates will be able to register for any exam that is available.


The American Board of Prosthodontics recognizes its responsibility to the profession and to the public and accepts this responsibility through the administration of an examination designed to identify individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attributes deemed important to those who will be called Diplomates of the American Board of Prosthodontics.


  1. Assure that Diplomates meet certain knowledge and skill criteria and issue certificates to these individuals indicating they have met the established criteria. Bylaws, Article II, Section 1 and Article VIII, Section 1.

  2. Assure that Diplomates maintain continued proficiency in prosthodontics. Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 4.

  3. Provide the public and profession with information regarding individuals who are Board Certified. Bylaws, Article I, Section 2; Article XII, Sections 1 and 2.

  4. Encourage the specialty to advance itself through Board certification.

For more information, download the following resources, or view our mock exam video below:

ABP Guide for Certification

ABP Certification Exam Evaluation Categories and Criteria

To further help members prepare, the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) offers the following events and resources:

  • Board Study Guide App for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, updated annually
  • Board Preparation Course at the ACP Annual Session
  • Prosthodontic Review Course held annually in the fall
  • Valuable books including Journal of Prosthodontics on Dental ImplantsClassic Prosthodontic Articles vols. 1-3, and more

Upcoming Exams

October, 2023

Section B, Part 2 Exam

October 29-30

San Diego, CA

Section B, Part 3 Exam

October 29-30

San Diego, CA

Section B, Part 4 Exam

October 29-30

San Diego, CA

Section D Exam

October 29-30

San Diego, CA

Section C Exam

October 31

San Diego, CA