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 begin 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 designee 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.|
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.
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