As part of your initial application, all applicants will be required to submit a copy of his/her certificate of completion of the Board’s jurisprudence examination. The jurisprudence examination covers the Arizona Revised Statutes (Laws) and Arizona Administrative Code (Rules) governing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and denturists. There are two separate fees - the first is $35.00 and is payable at the time of testing. The second fee is what's called an examination fee, which is dependent on the profession applying for and is paid as part of your application fee(s). The examination consists of 50 multiple choice questions and because it is given online it is considered to be an "open book" test. You will be given an hour to complete the examination and must obtain a score of 75% or higher to pass the examination.
To take this required, nonrefundable exam covering the Board’s laws (statutes) and rules, please follow these simple directions:
- Study the Board’s laws and rules by downloading both here: STATUTES and RULES or at https://dentalboard.az.gov/publications.
- Once prepared, take the examination at https://txn.esslearning.com/catalogs/azbde/ , but please select the appropriate examination based on your specific dental profession and pay the examination testing fee of $35.00.
- Lastly, please submit a copy of your certificate of completion directly to the Board’s office.