Dentist Exam Information

Examination Requirements:


Effective January 1, 2009

The Board accepts the following examinations for dentists: CRDTS, WREB, CDCA, SRTA, ADEX, and CITA. Parts I and III of ADEX are not required for WREB examinees for examinations taken on or after January 1, 2009.


Prior to January 1, 2009 the Board Accepted the Following Regional Examinations:

  • The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA)
    • Effective September 28, 2005: The Board started to accept the (NERB/CDCA) examination for Wisconsin licensure in Dentistry
    • Acceptance is retroactive for 5 years from September 28, 2005
  • Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)
    • Effective January 1, 2001: The Board started to accept the WREB examination
    • Prior to December 1, 2005: WREB applicants were not required to pass ADEX Parts I and III
    • Effective December 1, 2005 through December 31, 2008: Applicants completing the WREB exam must also successfully complete the ADEX exam Part I in diagnostic and treatment planning and Part III of the mannequin examination in fixed prosthodontics
    • Effective July 11, 2012: Applicants completing the WREB exam between December 1, 2005 through December 31, 2008 are no loger required to complete the ADEX exam Part I in diagnostic and treatment planning and Part III of the mannequin examination in fixed prosthodontics
  • Central Regional Dental Testing Score (CRDTS)
    • The CRDTS exam is approved fro licensure regardless of the year the exam was completed
  • State Ethics Examination
    • A state board examination administered by another state that is approved by the Board
    • Open-book Examination on the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code

The passing score for Dental is 85%. You will receive your exam name, password, and applicant ID which you will use as your student ID to take this test after you submit your application.


Content

The exam content is drawn from applicable state statutes and administrative code chapters specific to the profession. The purpose of hte exam is to familiarize yourself with locating the statutes and administrative code that regulate the practice of the profession. State of Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code for the profession can be found under the Additional Resources section on this page.

The state exam consists of material taken from the following statutes and code chapters:

  • DE 2
  • DE 3
  • DE 5
  • DE 6
  • DE 9
  • DE 11
  • DE 12
  • Chapter 252
  • Chapter 440
  • Chapter 447
  • Chapter 961

Instructions

  1. You cannot access the exam using a Mac computer.
  2. You must use Internet Explorer as your web browser.
  3. Select "Test Launching."
  4. Your instructor is "gsp."
  5. If you are unable to access the exam, try again later or refresh your Internet Explorer web browser.
  6. The exam is not timed. You may exit and return to the test at any time over the next 3 months. Exit by clicking the "X" at the top right-hand corner of any screen.
  7. Do not click "Done" until you are ready to submit the exam. If you accidentally click done before you are ready to submit your exam, just go back in and start again. Your first score will be deleted.
  8. Print out a copy of your score report and retain it for your own records.


If you are using a newer version of Internet Explorer and receive an error message, please follow the steps below to make your browser compatible with our testing software:

  1. Select "Tools" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Compatibility View Settings."
  3. Press the "Add" button in the gray window that appears.
  4. Close the gray window and refresh your exam page.

Questions

Additional technical or exam content-related questions can be directed to DSPSCredentialingCSC@wisconsin.gov.


Testing Accommodations Forms

FormDescription
1907Disability Modification Request Form for Examinations
2349Requests for Modification of Examinations for Persons With Disabilities
2350Professional Verification of Request for Modifications​