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Take the DAT at a Prometric Test Center

Advanced Scheduling

You should schedule 60 to 90 days before your desired test date. Please remember, you may schedule your testing appointment with Prometric only upon receipt of your eligibility letter.

Rescheduling Testing Appointments

If you must reschedule a test appointment, contact Prometric more than 24 business hours before your appointment. Rescheduling will result in a rescheduling fee that is payable directly to Prometric.

Please note as of November 1, 2019, changes have been made to the reschedule/cancellation policy for this examination:

 Cancellation/Reschedule Period   Cancellation/Rescheduling Fee
 30 or more days before test date $25
5-29 days before scheduled test date $60 per cancellation/reschedule
1-4 days before scheduled test date  $150 per cancellation/reschedule
Penalty if candidate fails to appear for a scheduled
testing appointment OR presents themselves more than
30 minutes after the scheduled start time and is 
refused admission 
 full testing fee will be forfeited

**Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are NOT business days**

Appointments can be rescheduled by calling Prometric at 800.688.5804 or through the Prometric website. Leaving a message for a local test center is not sufficient; the local test center cannot schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment due to an emergency please contact the Department of Testing Services by emailing or calling 800.232.1694.

Take the Test at a Prometric Test Center

You are encouraged to review the DAT Tutorial before taking the DAT. The tutorial provides sample items and information about navigating through the test. The link below provides online access to the DAT Tutorial and a preview of the DAT format.

For issues requiring further action, contact the Dental Admission Testing Program within five business days of the testing appointment at

Download the Test Day Checklist

Please download and review this test day checklist (PDF) for a summary of the most frequent issues that create complications for examinees on the day of testing. The Department of Testing Services (DTS) encourages you to read the entire guidebook for the test you are taking and to call the DTS at 800.232.2162 with any questions.

Prometric Biometric Enabled Check-In