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Ethics and Jurisprudence - FAQs (view)


Registration Process - FAQs

How long will it take to have my application completed with the Alberta Dental Association and College?
Times will vary, depending upon how quickly the applicant sends in materials and how quickly transcripts, Letters of Good Standing and Certificates of Standing are recieved directly from the insitution or regulatory body.



What are the fees?
     - Application fee is $ 500. Fee is non-refundable. 

     - Registration fee of $ 1,000.  Fee is non-refundable. 
    

I already own a copy of my transcripts that are in a sealed envelope – could I send them in myself?
Transcripts must be received by the Alberta Dental Association and College directly from the University they have been obtained from.



Who can certify a copy of my degree?
A lawyer can notarize or certify as a true copy.

 

Does the National Dental Examining Board of Canada certificate need to be certified?
A photocopy is required.



How long will my Letter of Good Standing or Certificate of Standing be valid for?
Letters of Good Standing or Certificates of Standing are valid for 8 (eight) weeks from the date they are signed.

 

Who can write my character reference letters?
Character reference letters may come from colleagues or friends but not family members or classmates.  The letters must be signed, dated and contain their contact information.
 

Can I become professionally incorporated before I am registered?
Applicants cannot submit documentation to become professionally incorporated until after a Practice Permit has been issued by the Alberta Dental Association and College.

 
What is the annual calendar year in Alberta?
January 1 to December 31.

Links


National Dental Examination Board of Canada

www.ndeb.ca

The Royal College of Dentists of Canada National Dental Specialty Examination
www.rcdc.ca


Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation
www.cdraf.org

Frequently Asked Questions - Ethics and Jurisprudence Exam


When will I be able to take the Ethics and Jurisprudence Examination?
Once your application file is complete, you will be contacted by email and an appointment will be scheduled for you to write the Ethics and Jurisprudence Examination and register in the province of Alberta as a dentist.


Can I schedule to write the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination before my application is complete?
The examination may only be written once an applicant’s file is complete.

 
Do I have to travel to Edmonton to take the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination and register?
You will be contacted by email once a date has been scheduled, and notified of the time and location in Edmonton.


What format is the examination?  Is it multiple choice or open book?
The examination is a written examination.  It is not open book and not multiple choice.


I have written the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination another province.  Is the examination transferrable?
Tthe examination given by other provinces is not the same exam, and is not transferrable.

Is there a minimum time period that an applicant must have the study material for, in order to prepare for the Ethics and Jurisprudence Examination? 
Yes. An applicant must have the study material for a minimum period of two (2) weeks before he/she is eligible to write the examination.