About the Exam

About the Exam

The IAPD Fellowship Online Examination is designed to test knowledge and form part of the overall assessment of training.

The exam is one of the essential prerequisites for obtaining the IAPD Fellowship. It evaluates the candidates’ contemporary knowledge of pediatric dentistry, based on current literature and the IAPD Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations, a valuable resource freely available on the IAPD website.

On April 25th 2023, the IAPD hosted the initial qualifying exam for the Fellowship. 

The next examination takes place on April 22nd 2025.


Questions or Concerns?

Contact your Friendly Fellowship Administration Team at [email protected]

Quick Exam Facts:

· Each candidate must have a personal computer that has a microphone and camera and secure internet access. Candidates need to be able to take the exam in a quiet, private place not in a public or institution location.

· A proctor will monitor candidates remotely throughout the duration of the exam, giving technical assistance, where necessary, and ensuring candidates do not have the ability to cheat or copy questions.

· Copying or cheating of any form will result in immediate exclusion from the ongoing examination as well as exclusion from future applications to sit the examination. Copying or cheating will also result in membership from the IAPD being withdrawn and exclusion from future applications to join the IAPD.

· The decision will be at the discretion of the examination committee.

· It is strictly forbidden to either copy or disclose the examination questions in any way. All examination content is confidential.

Examination Cost

The Fellowship application and examination fees set for the 2025 examination are as follows:


Application fee is payable upon application.

Exam fee is required following approval of candidates application and confirmation of eligibility to take exam.

Requests for refunds of the examination fee for cancellation will be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee.

Am I Eligible to Take the Exam?

You need to meet the following criteria to apply for the Fellowship Exam:


Apply Now in the IAPD Member Area

To apply, login to the IAPD Member area now!

Note that by applying for the IAPD Fellowship examination:

1. The candidate gives consent to IAPD to process his/her personal data exclusively related to the organization of the given examination, determination of the examination result, maintenance of registry of successful/unsuccessful examination attempts, but also for statistical purposes and research.

2. In addition to the above article, IAPD may share necessary personal data of the candidates with the provider of examination results and statistics, who cannot share these personal data with any other third party unless written consent from IAPD and the candidate is given.

3. All examination results are stored electronically within the IAPD for further statistical analysis and research.

4. Completing the IAPD Fellowship Application process and submitting your payment implies that you agree with the Terms and Conditions published on our website. Revisit them here:

5. Read the Important Instructions below to help you prepare for the online exam environment.


The examination results will be available 4-6 weeks after the exam. Successful Fellows’ practice details are published on the IAPD’s website (if you select that your profile should be “visible”.

Each candidate will receive a notification email with their status.

The examination results will include:

1. Official results letter

2. Certificate of attendance

3. Confirmation of exact spelling and degree (i.e. Steve Smith, DMD) which will be used for the certificate


Candidates who do not pass the IAPD fellowship examination will be required to repeat the application process and pay the application and examination fee of any subsequent exam.


1. Printed time-limited (five year) Fellowship certificates will be sent out to successful candidates 4 months after the examination date. Only printed certificates will be available; electronic certificates will not be provided.

2. Candidates must ensure that the address they provide on their application is correct in order for the IAPD secretariat to arrange tracked delivery, including full address and phone number. A courier delivery service may be requested at an additional fee. Candidates may request to receive their certificate at the IAPD Biennial Congress.

3. A fee of €75 will be charged for any reprint of the original certificate not including shipping and postage.

4. Fellows may promote their status by using in direct association with their names, Fellow of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry or the post nominals, FIAPD.

To remain an IAPD Fellow, dentists must complete annual Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The MOC process recognizes the dentist’s commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and self-assessment, and the periodic evaluation of other competencies deemed necessary by the IAPD for the continued provision of high-quality paediatric dental care.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact your Friendly Fellowship Administration Team at [email protected]

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