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13 February, 2024

What to Bring to the Canadian DAT?

The Canadian DAT has many rules and regulations on items that can be brought into the exam. In this article, we will discuss exactly what you can bring to the Canadian DAT.
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Congratulations! You have been preparing for the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test for a while now, and test day is almost here! Writing the Canadian DAT will bring you one step closer to achieving your dreams of becoming a dentist. However, before you actually write the Canadian DAT, what do you need to bring to the test centre on the day of your exam? We’re here to provide you with this information to help minimize your stress and rest that brain of yours to tackle those Keyhole questions on Test Day!

🎟️ Must Bring Items to Write the Canadian DAT

In order to enter the test centre on the day of your exam, you must bring the following:

  • Require two pieces of government-issued identification with your signature and one of these pieces of ID must have your photo. The acceptable forms of government-issued photo ID include a passport, driver’s license, citizenship card, provincial health card, and certificate of Indian Status.

🚫 Prohibited Items

Although you may be provided with a locker and key to store personal items (such as cell phones, wallet, etc.), it is recommended to leave these items at home as the Canadian DAT administrators and the CDA are not responsible for personal belongings being lost or stolen. Prohibited items in the examination room include (but are not limited to):

  • Food
  • Water
  • Calculators
  • Watches
  • Earplugs
  • Pencils
  • Rulers

Please note that you will be provided with centre-approved pencils by the Canadian DAT administrators and can use the booklet paper as scrap paper during the examination. Upon completion of the examination period, you will be permitted to collect your belongings. For more information, please refer to the CDA website: https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/becoming/dat/regulations/.

By being prepared and bringing the appropriate items that are allowed in the testing centre, you will walk in feeling prepared and ready to crush the Canadian DAT! Good luck everyone!