The Faculty of Dental Trainers

About the assessment process

An Assessment Panel aims to convene at least every three months, and normally in March, June, September and December, depending on the number of applications.

The panel consists of three assessors from the FDT Steering Group. Assessors, working independently, will consider your application before the Assessment Panel meets to make a joint decision. The Panel then makes a recommendation of:

  • No award recommended on the basis of this application
  • More information to be requested from applicant
  • Associate award granted
  • Membership award recommended
  • Fellowship award recommended.

Associate applications
Individuals who have submitted an application for Associate will be advised of the outcome in writing within 14 working days of the Assessment Panel meeting.

Member and Fellowship applications
Successful applications for Membership or Fellowship will be recommended by the Assessment Panel to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Dental Council and thereafter the College Council for ratification. Membership and Fellowship level awards are normally conferred at one of the College Diploma ceremonies. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications shortly after ratification by College Council.