Topical Anesthetic (TA) Exam

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DANB Topical Anesthetic TA

The Topical Anesthetic (TA) exam is one of four component exams of DANB's CPFDA exam. The TA exam can be taken separately, or you can take all four component exams in one test administration. Candidates must pass all four component exams within a three-year window to apply for CPFDA certification.

DANB Step 1

Step One: Check Your Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for taking the TA exam. Therefore, anyone is eligible to apply.

DANB Step 2

Step Two: Complete the Application and Submit the Fee

To apply for DANB’s TA exam, please download and review the CPFDA application packet. This contains the TA application and deadlines. The fee for the stand-alone TA exam is $125.

DANB’s CPFDA Application Packet (PDF) 

DANB Step 3

Step Three: Schedule and Take the Exam

Within four weeks after your TA exam application is received and processed, you will receive a notice from DANB containing instructions on how to schedule your test. You may refer to the CPFDA application packet to find out what to expect during and after the exam.

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