The Academy offers the In-Service Examination to periodontal programs across North America, so that programs directors and students can evaluate their overall learning acquisition and content-based strengths and developmental areas. The Academy relies on a cadre of highly qualified academicians and researchers to develop the examination content.
The In-Service Examination is administered annually each spring. The 2017 application submission process will began January 2017. For more information, please contact your Program Director.
2017 Examination schedule and application
|January 20, 2017||Deadline for residents/students to submit exam application and fees.
Deadline for program directors or designess to submit Program Information Form
|February 27 – March 10, 2017||Examination administered by programs. Check with your postdoctoral program director to determine the exact day and time that the exam will be administered at your institution.|
The In-Service Examination is an AAP member benefit with non-member premium pricing.
AAP Student Member rate: $130
Non-member rate: $240:
Residents/Students who are non-members and wish to become members must complete the membership application and pay dues before submitting the In-Service Exam application. We suggest they become Student Members by January 2, 2017, so their membership can be processed prior to their examination application.
In-Service Examination Refund Policy
To receive a full or partial refund, the Academy must receive a letter from the student’s postdoctoral director on school letterhead verifying that the student is unable to take the In-Service Exam by the dates listed below.
January 31, 2017: Last day to receive full refund.
February 6, 2017: Last day to receive a 50% refund.
After February 6, 2017: No refunds will be provided.
Studying for the Examination
The Academy provides multiple study resources. Recommended study materials include current literature, past In-Service Examinations and other documents listed below. The symbol indicates a member only resource.
- 2015 & 2016 In Service Exam questions and answers
- AAP Position Papers
- Glossary of Periodontal Terms
- Periodontal Literature Reviews
- Journal of Periodontology Annals of Periodontology(Vols. 4-8 Online) and Clinical Advances in Periodontics
- AAP Annual Meeting seminar recordings and videos: Free access through the generous grants from platinum sponsor Geistlich Biomaterials and gold sponsor Philips Sonicare. Ask your program director for access.
For More Information
If you have questions about the In-Service Examination, contact Tameisha Williams at Tameisha@perio.org or 800-282-4867 x3230.