SRTA utilizes a 3rd party vendor to help process all online applications. Simply go online to BrightTrac.com and fill out a simple profile. Be sure to have:
- A recent digital "headshot" of close proximity
- A valid digital (scanned) copy of recent CPR certification
- Proof of graduation
After you register and login to the online application your "Dashboard" will give indication of your current status.
A blue indicator with a checkmark such as this:
Indicates successful completion of a step.
A light red indicator with an exclamation mark alerts you to incomplete items on your application:
If the only red indicator on your profile is the validation indicator (seen just above), please allow up to one (1) week for SRTA to validate your profile. You will receive an email notice when this process has been completed.
I have a Format Guide from a previous year, do I need to download a new one?
Yes. The formats contain the current guidelines for the examinations. Information from a previous year may no longer be applicable.
Can I apply to take only the jurisprudence examination?
No. SRTA no longer offers the jurisprudence examinations for member states. Please contact the respective Board of Dentistry for the state where you are seeking licensure. The Virginia jurisprudence is offered through PSI, Examination Services Division at 1(800) 733-9267.
I have applied for an examination, but my patient(s) cannot attend. Can I get a refund?
Application fees are not refundable and may not be applied to a future examination. Failure to appear for a scheduled examination will result in the loss of the candidate's fee unless the Agency has received written notification fifteen days prior to the application deadline - in such cases a 50% refund will be given. Refunds will not be given for a patient's failure to appear, non-acceptability of a patient, or a candidate's inability to secure patients for the examination. Patient approval is considered part of the examination.
How do I know my equipment will work at the scheduled site and what materials will be supplied?
A university instruction letter will be sent with your admission package that is mailed once the application for the examination has been processed. The instruction letter contains contact information for the school, materials supplied by the site and other useful instructions and information.
I have received the Format and Candidate Guide but I'm still confused about some things. Who do I call?
For questions regarding examination procedures, content, applications and test dates, the SRTA offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST. Please see the Contact Us page for more details. Questions concerning jurisprudence study materials, licensing, reciprocity and licensure by credentials should be directed to the appropriate State Board where licensure is sought. Questions regarding testing facilities and equipment should be directed to the appropriate test site.
After the examination, when can I expect my examination scores?
The scores will be available online no later that three (3) weeks following the examination. Simply use your registration username(email) and password to retrieve them. Additionally you will be emailed notification of the posting of scores. SRTA does not send scores via email. Please do not call our office for your scores as our personnel are not authorized to release this information. See the examination sites and dates information for score release dates.
I have previously taken the SRTA examination, but need to have my score sent to another state for licensure. What do I need to do?
SRTA certifies a candidate's most recent examination scores for a period of five (5) years, however, acceptance of scores after this period is determined by the individual state boards of dentistry. Scores are automatically sent to each member state after each examination. For certification of your scores, send a written request including your name at the time of examination, mailing address, social security number, and approximate date of examination to the SRTA office. The fee for certification (duplicate scores) is $35.00 for yourself or a member state or $60.00 for a state who is not a direct member of SRTA. Payment must be made by certified cashier's check or money order only, personal checks are not accepted. The certification fee must be included with your written request. requests for certification of scores are processed within seven (7) business days of receipt of your request.
I took the dental examination last year, but did not pass all of the sections. Am I eligible to retake the sections this year?
Yes, as long as you successfully completed four out of the six sections required and you reexamine within the twelve month period allowed.
I have lost my admission card that had my receipt information for the examination printed on it. How do I get a receipt for the fees that I paid?
You need to send a written request for a duplicate receipt to the SRTA administrative assistant. Include your name, address, social security number, date of examination and a $25 money order or cashier's check. Duplicate receipts and score reports are mailed within 10 business days of the receipt of your request.