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Apply to Take the DLOSCE

You will be asked to confirm that you have read the Guide (PDF) and agree to the rules and regulations. Also, you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agreed to the information provided below:

A DENTPIN will be required to apply to take the test. If you have previously applied for, or taken, the DAT, INBDE, NBDE, or NBDHE, you already have a DENTPIN®.  Retrieve, register, or get more information about DENTPIN.

Examination fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. There are no exceptions. Your credit or debit card will be charged when you submit your application.

Prometric will resume in-center testing, wherever possible, in the U.S. and Canada for all client programs, starting June 1st. DLOSCE candidates should be prepared for longer-than-normal wait times for testing appointments. The DLOSCE requires a Windows 10 platform for administration. Prometric was in the midst of upgrading all testing centers to Windows 10 when the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. As a result, there are limited testing centers available for the DLOSCE at this time. As the testing center upgrade schedule resumes, additional testing center sites will be available. Download the list of available testing centers (PDF).

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DLOSCE CANDIDATES:  DTS has instituted a special process to assist DLOSCE candidates who are experiencing difficulty scheduling a testing appointment, due to limited test center availability and the narrow DLOSCE testing window. Once a candidate's DLOSCE application is approved, DTS will work directly with both the candidate and Prometric to schedule each individual testing appointment at an appropriate Prometric location. More information will be provided to candidates regarding this process once their application has been approved. This process will be in place for the first testing window (June 15 – July 17) and will be reevaluated for candidates interested in the second testing window (November 9 – 27). Candidates can email testingproblems@ada.org for additional assistance if they experience scheduling issues in obtaining testing appointments.

Apply for the DLOSCE  

Request for Accommodations 

An individual is considered to have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks, learning, caring for oneself, and working.

English as a second language, test anxiety, slow reading without an identified underlying physical or mental condition, or failure to achieve a desired outcome are generally not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Additional information on eligibility is available to download below:

The name on your IDs must match exactly the name on your application or you will be denied admission to test. If you are denied admission, you will need to submit a new application. Your previous fee will be forfeited. 

Electronic Notification of DLOSCE Eligibility

The timeline for processing your application depends on your status as an applicant. The eligibility requirements are outlined in the Guide. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email notification concerning your eligibility to test and instructions for scheduling an appointment. Please check your spam folder if you are unable to locate the notification.

Practice Questions

DLOSCE practice questions (PDF) are available for candidates interested in taking the examination. The questions are intended for use by educators and students within the educational environment or for individual study and may not be reproduced in any format, whether paper or electronic, without expressed written permission of the JCNDE.