The Associate Fellow membership examination has two parts. Part 1 is a written examination and Part 2 includes an oral examination and the defense of three cases that meet the criteria specified in the Case Requirements section of the Requirements for the Associate Fellow Membership Examination. Candidates for Associate Fellowship must pass Part 1, i.e., the written examination, before taking part 2, which is the oral/case examination.
Effective with the 2013 examination, those who have passed Part 1 (written) of the Associate Fellow examination will have the option of taking the oral/case examination for either Associate Fellow or Fellow membership (see Fellow Requirements for details). In either case, the oral/case examination must be completed successfully within four years after passing the Part 1 (written) examination; and candidates for the oral/case examination must be general members of the Academy in good standing.
The Part 1 (written) examination is designed to assess knowledge of the basic science and "entry-level" knowledge and understanding of implant dentistry principles and the ability to apply these principles in a clinical situation. The multiple-choice format is used for the 150 questions on the examination. The subject areas included on the examination are listed in the Study Guide for Associate Fellow and Fellow Examinations. The StudyGuide also includes a list of key words, which are topics that will likely be included on the examination.
Part 1 of the examination can be taken in either a print or computer-based format. Both formats are available in the United States and only the computer-based format is available in other countries. The computer-based examination is given at Pearson Vue testing centers, which are located throughout the world. Click here to locate the test center section of the Pearson Vue web site. See the examination schedule for the dates, locations and the deadlines by which the application and the $950 application fee are due in the Headquarters Office.
The oral/case part of the Associate Fellow examination is given in Chicago once a year, usually in late April or early May, and the application deadline each year is February 1.
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