Nurses Certificate in Dentistry

The Improve International NCert(Dent) modular training programme has been accredited by ISVPS as being a suitable education programme based on the course content and the calibre of the tutors delivering the taught course.


Candidates are required to study all areas of the course syllabus, which comprises both taught and non-taught areas. Full details of the course syllabus will be available by Improve International on registration for the course.


To achieve the NCert(Dent), candidates are required to:

·      Be a RCVS registered nurse and have been in practice for a minimum of 1 year (unfortunately students are unable to complete the certificate but can attend the modules)

·      Be working in practice for the duration of the certificate completion

·      Attend the ISVPS-accredited modular training programme

·      Submit 1 x 2,500-word clinical audit

·      Sit an online multiple choice question (MCQ) examination

·      Sit an online ‘spot test’ examination


Candidates will also be required to complete the following additional study:

·      Further reading on the taught subjects

·      Additional study of the non-taught areas of the course syllabus.


On successful attainment of the NCert(Dent), candidates are awarded a personalised certificate, and their name is included in the ISVPS register of Nurses’ Certificate holders.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?

Following course completion, candidates have up to four years to satisfy ISVPS assessment requirements to obtain the NCert.


What if I am not successful in passing one of the components of

the examination?

Candidates are required to pass all components of the examination to gain the NCert(Dent) qualification. Candidates who fail their clinical audit will be given clear indications where they were unsuccessful and guidelines for writing a new clinical audit. An administration fee is payable to re-sit the final examination or resubmit the clinical audit. Examinations take place once a year

and candidates who are unsuccessful in passing the exam can re-sit the following year.


How many attempts do I have at passing the certificate?

You are allowed 3 attempts to pass each component of the certificate.  


What do I need to revise for the examination?

You will need to revise the entire syllabus as well as the module information for  the examination


How do I get started?

Candidates enrolled on the accredited modular training programmes are sent information on how to register for an ISVPS examination. After examination registration, candidates are given access to the candidate area where they can view the example clinical audit.




Please contact ISVPS for information on fees.

Examination and Submission Dates

2020 Examination Candidates

2020 Examination

27th November 2020

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