In-Service Examination

This examination provides a tool for evaluating the effectiveness of programs and prepares students for the Part 1 Qualifying Examination for Diplomate certification.
  • Access past exams in the In-Service resource library on AAP Connect, the Academy's online member community.
  • The 2014 In-Service Examination will be administered by periodontics program directors on one day between March 3-14, 2014.

For More Information

If you have questions about the In-Service Examination, contact Shana Berezin at or 800-282-4867, ext. 3246.

Studying for the Examination

The Exam is comprised of 375 questions based on current and classic literature. Recommended study material includes current literature, past In-Service Examinations and other documents listed in the table below.

Past In-Service Exams Access
2012 Exam
2013 Exam
Free online to members in AAP Connect resource library
Other AAP Reference Material Access
Position Papers Free online
Periodontal Literature Reviews Free online
Format for Drug References and Acronyms in the 2014 Exam Free online
Most Frequently Used References in the 2014 Exam Free online
Annals of Periodontology (Vols. 4-8 Online) Free to JOP subscribers and AAP members
AAP Annual Meeting Seminar Recordings Available for purchase or annual subscription through Mobiltape


Members Only Content: 
Not Member Only