The following provisions are required for the verification of educational credentials obtained from non-accredited dental schools.
Candidates must submit an examination application and fee to:
The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
Candidates must have official dental school course transcripts verified by:
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-3470
Web site address: www.ece.org
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates must contact Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) and request an ECE application form. The ECE form will describe what educational credentials are required and the manner in which to submit them to ECE. Fees for ECE services will also be listed. The candidate should indicate on the ECE application that a General Report on the evaluation of the educational credentials should be sent directly to the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. It takes approximately four weeks for ECE to evaluate credentials.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. will send the ECE Evaluation Report directly to a) the candidate and to b) the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (if it was requested by the candidate on the ECE application).
The candidate must be aware that the Joint Commission will hold the examination application, but will not process it before the ECE Evaluation Report is received. Also, the ECE report must be received in the Joint Commission’s office by the application deadline.
The candidate’s name on the ECE report must match the name on the application. Any name changes must be accompanied by legal documentation.