How do I become an Examiner?

Details on Associate positions are listed below, as well as how to apply.

Our Associates are appointed for a two year term with an option to extend their services after this period.

If you wish to be considered for any future roles, please email your interest to where your data will be stored on file for 12 months.

During our active recruitment drives, you will be automatically added to our mailing list where you will be able to complete an application form. All positions are paid for by NEBDN and reviewed on a regular basis.

*Please note NEBDN operates across the UK with its head office based in the North West of England.

Our Associate Positions


The role of an Examiner is fundamental. Examiners are responsible for the objective, accurate, fair and consistent marking of Learners’ performance in a practical assessment which determines eligibility for General Dental Council registration. As an Examiner you are allocated to an online OSCE and may be asked to mark over different days.

Our Examiners have two main roles for our examinations, a Facilitator and Marker role.

The Facilitators oversee the practical question session with the Learner.  This involves permitting the Learner into the online examination session, giving an introduction and brief overview of the session, and sharing the stations on screen.  As with the normal OSCE Facilitators are not expected to engage in conversation with the Learner outside of the instructions.

The markers use the recordings of the practical question sessions and watch them to mark the answers given by Learners.  Marking is completed online through the MaxExam software for all exams.

Facilitators and Markers are expected to highlight any suspicious behaviour during the online examinations to NEBDN.

Presiding Examiner

The Associate Presiding Examiner has overall responsibility for the OSCE on examination day. This is a vital role throughout the whole process of running an OSCE including the lead up planning, examination days and providing valuable feedback to the Diploma Committee as part of our continuous improvement strategy. You will work closely with NEBDN’s head office Assessment and Awards Team and with your allocated Super Coordinator in the lead up to the OSCEs.