FAQ’s

Exam Scores/Licensure Questions

All score release estimates are listed below. Scores can be viewed in your CDCA online profile. You will receive an email when your scores have been posted.

Dental Hygiene Clinical Scores
  • Scores are released approximately 2-3 business days after the exam.
Dental Perio/Restoratives Scores
  • Scores are released approximately 2-3 business days after the exam.
Dental Endo/Pros Scores
  • CIF Examinations taken in August thru October are released within 3 weeks of the examination.
  • Manikin examinations taken in November and December are released within 3-4 weeks of the examination.
  • Manikin examinations taken any other time of the year are released within a week of the examination.
Computer Based Examination Scores
  • Scores for candidates taking any computer-based examinations will be posted to your online profile within 10 business days of completion.

All scores, including computerized scores, are reported in your profile; you will receive an email when your results are posted. The CDCA cannot give scores out over the phone. Your scores are also reported to all CDCA member jurisdictions via an online database.

The CDCA is required to report all scores we have on file including failures.

We are unable to offer any assistance other than administering exams and reporting your scores. Contact information for our member states can be found on our website https://www.cdcaexams.org/cdca-member-states.

New regulations state that exams are scored on a pass/fail basis only. Numeric scores are no longer issued.

The CDCA is not a licensing body; our role is to administer exams. When your scores are reported to you, they are also reported to all CDCA member state boards via an online database. After scores are reported, candidates should personally apply for their license with their state board.
Please note: If you are a graduate from a non-accredited school outside of US or Canada and took exams based on one State Board authorization, your scores will be reported to that State only.

For information concerning examination content and process, or to file an appeal of a score, please review the manuals here (Dental and Dental Hygiene) and then fill out the Score Certification and Appeal Form on our website here. For any further questions and additional information, please contact a team member.