COVID-19 Announcements

Prometric Suspends Computerized Testing

(Release Date 3/17/20)

Please be advised of the following statement received today from Prometric, our testing partner for the administration of the ADEX DSE/CSCE OSCE, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide examinations:

“Prometric has determined it is necessary and appropriate to close our test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting today on March 17. This dramatic step is necessary in order to comply with this new federal guidance as well as to further protect the health and well-being of the individual test takers and the staff that provide services at each of our testing locations.  We anticipate re-opening our test centers effective April 16, however, please note that the specific date will be dependent on circumstances that are changing daily.” You may visit Prometric’s Coronavirus page for more information.

There will be no fees for schedule changes directly related to COVID-19.

CDCA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact us for additional assistance, or contact your school coordinator.

CDCA Suspends School-Based Examinations

(Release Date 3/13/20)

Given the ever-increasing public health risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the CDCA will postpone all school-based examinations starting Monday, March 16th until Sunday, April 12th, 2020. This action is aimed at protecting the health and safety of not only candidates and patients, but also the schools we support, staff, and general population. At this time, the schedules of examinations outside of the affected date window will not be impacted unless requested by the schools. The CDCA will continue to monitor developments during this time of rapidly evolving information and will re-assess the resumption of activities if necessary.

It is important to note the administration of the ADEX DSE/CSCE OSCEs, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide examinations takes place at Prometric computer testing sites nationwide and are NOT impacted by this announcement. Candidates are advised to refer to https://www.prometric.com/closures  for information concerning any affected locations. There will be no fees for schedule changes directly related to COVID-19.

The CDCA is committed to serving each of the schools and candidates with exams that are postponed. The CDCA is proud of its flexible policies for candidates which will continue as we work to reschedule each of these exams. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact us for additional assistance, or contact your school coordinator.