Candidates must submit required documents indicating that they are qualified to participate in the ADEX exam series. Depending on your status—still in school, graduated, in a post-graduate program, internationally trained, already practicing, or any other status—there are required documents that must be verified as part of the online profile creation process. Please read through the following requirements carefully to ensure that you upload the correct documents.
A. Internationally-trained Candidates:
1. Currently NOT enrolled in a CODA or CDAC post-graduate program: Candidates with an undergraduate dental degree from a non-U.S. or Canadian educational program must be authorized to take the examination by at least one state or jurisdiction that accepts the results of the ADEX examination as an initial licensure exam in that jurisdiction. Therefore, graduates of international dental programs must contact the jurisdiction in which they are seeking licensure and have that state draft a letter (on its official letterhead) in writing to indicate that the candidate is authorized to attempt the licensure exam in order to apply for licensure in that state only. Results are sent to that individual state only.
2. Currently enrolled in a CODA or CDAC post-graduate program: There are special protocols that the CDCA-WREB-CITA will assist you with. Please contact the CDCA-WREB-CITA once your profile has been verified (https://www.cdcaexams.org/contact).
Internationally trained candidates do NOT receive ADEX Status.
B. Proof of Graduation/Letter of Authorization:
1. Candidates who have graduated from a CODA or CDAC school: a copy of your diploma, transcripts, or current non-expired license is required. If neither a copy of your diploma or a copy of your transcript is available, a letter from your school (on official school letterhead) confirming graduation is required.
2. Candidates who have not yet graduated: If the CDCA-WREB-CITA does not currently administer an exam at your school of record, a letter from the school on official letterhead confirming that you are authorized to participate in a clinical exam, as well as your expected graduation date, is required.