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.


Application deadline:    Jan. 16, 2024

Exam administration:   Feb. 19 – March 1, 2024

Open book exams:         March 4, 2024

All students at your institution will take the exam on the same day. Please check with your postdoctoral program director to determine the exact day and time the exam will be administered at your institution. Before a resident completes the application, please make sure you know if your school will be paying for your exam or not.

The In-Service examination is an AAP member benefit with non-member premium pricing. Residents may become Student members by completing the Student Membership application. We suggest they become Student members by Jan. 2, 2024, so their membership can be processed prior to their examination application.

Student Member rate: $140

Non-Member rate: $280

All programs must complete a Program Information Form. The form should be completed by a program director or designee. If you are a resident and you will be taking the exam, please make sure you select the application that applies to you.

Program Information Form (to be completed by director or designee)

Resident Exam Application (I will be paying for my own exam)

Resident Exam Application (My school will be paying for my exam)


The Academy provides multiple study resources. Recommended study materials include current literature, past in-service examinations and other documents listed below.


If you have questions about the in-service examination, contact Tameisha Williams at  or 800-282-4867.