Important Update about the October/November 2021 DAT Session

All DAT registrants must comply with all laws, regulations and governmental orders and guidelines that are applicable at the location in which they will complete the test, whether these be federal, provincial, municipal or otherwise. This specifically includes any measure put in place to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Further, all DAT registrants must agree to abide by all testing centre policies and rules the day of the exam:

You must read and understand the Prometric Test Center Policies (be sure to also visit this website closer to your exam date for updates).

We recommend also that you check this page regularly to see what test site-specific requirements may apply to your DAT session:

Please visit this page frequently for the latest updates.

COVID-19 Notice for regarding the DAT in 2021

  • This COVID-19 notice applies for the DAT in 2021. Please read the information carefully.

Upcoming DAT Dates

For DAT sessions in 2022, details will be posted at Important DAT Dates as soon as new information becomes available.

About DAT and the MDT

For general information, please visit DAT and the Manual Dexterity Test (MDT).

Manual Dexterity Test in 2021

Registration for the MDT is separate from registration for the written DAT and currently there is no MDT administration planned for 2021. When you register for the October/November 2021 DAT, it is for the written component of the DAT only.

Make sure you frequently visit the CDA DAT web site to receive updates on the registration process and on the administration of the Manual Dexterity Test in future dates.

See information regarding the MDT for 2021.


Due to a high volume of requests, inquiries received 10 business days prior to DAT exam dates will be addressed after exams have ended. Replies may take up to 10 business days. Phone calls will not be returned. Check here for frequently asked questions.