Final acceptance of candidates for the examination is contingent upon being a graduate of an American or Canadian Dental College accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Candidates who graduated from a school outside of the United States and Canada may apply and be considered for the "State-Only" examinations pending receipt of the appropriate state authorization. The candidate must furnish a letter from the State Dental Board of a state that accepts the results of this examination indicating that they are eligible for licensure in that state upon successful completion of the examination. In addition, a copy of the candidate's diploma with an English Translation must be provided.
Candidates who have not formally graduated from their university are required to secure certification from their Dean stating:
The candidate is eligible and qualifies for the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree requirements.
The candidate will complete the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree requirements within ten months of the examination date.
This certification must be in the form of a letter from the Dean submitted with the application or provided to SRTA by the Dean prior to the receipt of the candidate's application.