Re-examination consists of retesting in some but not all examinations in Part I.
To participate in a re-examination in Part I, the candidate must have current partial credit in the Part. A candidate who earns an average score in Part I of 75 or higher but who has one or more scores below 75 is awarded partial credit. Limits on partial credit follow.
A candidate with partial credit in Part I must apply for and take all examinations on which the candidate has failing scores.
A candidate with partial credit is allowed 37 months to pass Part I. If a candidate does not pass Part I within 37 months, the candidate is recorded as a complete failure on the Part.
A candidate with partial credit is allowed two re-examinations to pass Part I. If a candidate does not pass Part I after two re-examinations, the candidate is recorded as a complete failure on Part I.
A candidate who earned partial credit as a dental student or a former dental student must re-establish eligibility for Part I to be eligible for re-examination. A dentist is not required to re-establish eligibility to be eligible for re-examination.
A candidate may retake the entire Part I battery of examinations subject to the following conditions.
If the candidate previously passed Part I, only the complete Part may be retaken. Re-examination in individual subjects is not permitted in this case. Candidates should note that the latest set of scores is reported. Thus a candidate who performs poorly on the retake could jeopardize his or her passing status.
The candidate is recorded as a complete failure on the Part and must retake the entire Part.