The CSW computer simulated examinations are currently offered as part of the Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) and Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) examinations. Each examination consists of multiple-choice questions that address entry level knowledge in periodontics and prosthodontics. The time allowed for the two examinations is three hours. This includes a 15 minute tutorial that is given prior to each exam. Computer requirements for completing the examination are the ability to navigate with the left mouse button on a 2-button mouse.
The examinations are administered through Pearson VUE testing centers. Before you are sent your registration information, the testing agency must first send eligibility confirmation to Pearson VUE. Once your application for clinical examination with the testing agency of your choice has been processed and your eligibility sent, you will be mailed or emailed the necessary information to contact Pearson VUE. Candidates must register directly with Pearson VUE for the CSW computer simulation examination. Registration may be completed via phone or the web. Complete details on how to schedule an examination will be sent with your ten digit eligibility number.
Upon arrival at the testing center, you will need to present the Pearson VUE Customer Service Representative two forms of identification. One must be a primary identification such as a drivers license or passport. The primary ID must have your photo and your signature. You must also present a secondary form of ID such as a credit card. The second form of ID must also have your signature. The name on both forms of ID must be an exact match to the name you used when registering with your testing agency. If your name is not an exact match, you will be refused entry for the exam and will forfeit your exam fees.
Written material may not be used during the examination. Cell phones, PDAs, or other electronic devices, pagers, watches, wallets, purses, hats, bags, coats, books and notes will not be allowed in the testing area. Lockers are available in the Pearson VUE Centers to secure your personal items.
CSW is happy to provide our candidates with question categories and sub categories that may be found on the exam. Additionally, candidates can access the sponsoring agency's candidate guide and the CSW online practice exam. You can access the study material using the links below. More information on the practice exam can be found on the "Practice Exam" page.