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​​​​​​​​Important Application Information for CDAs

​This online application process will allow you to open a web account and submit the required information for your certification with CDSBC.

  • Your application must be completed in one attempt
  • If you logout or close your web browser your partially completed application will not be saved
  • You will be able to upload documents after your application has been completed
  • The online application process may take up to 20 minutes
  • Once each required piece of the application package is received by CDSBC staff (i.e. Certificates or Letters of Standing from other jurisdictions, Statutory Declaration) the processing time takes approximately 3-4 weeks.

Step 1: Create an online account

If you have not been a registrant with CDSBC, you will need to create a new account. Click on Create Account to start the application process. You will be required to enter your contact information.

Step 2: Login to start application

You will require the following information to complete the online application form:

Temporary CDAs

  • Contact information – home address, phone number, email address and practice address (if applicable)
  • Dental education – institution, graduation date, degree received
  • Expected National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam date
  • BC Driver’s Licence number or other form of identification
  • Names of other jurisdiction(s) you have been registered with, along with dates

Practising CDAs

  • Contact information – home address, phone number, email address and practice address (if applicable)
  • Dental education – institution, graduation date, degree received
  • NDAEB completion information
  • BC Driver’s Licence number or other form of Identification
  • Names of other jurisdiction(s) you have been registered with, along with dates

Step 3: Submit payment of application and Criminal Record Check (CRC) fees

Once the application information forms have been completed you will be prompted to pay the application and Criminal Record Check fees (non-refundable).

Note: A separate payment of the certification fee will be required once CDSBC staff have confirmed application completion.

Payment options are as follows:

  • Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard)
  • Interac (RBC Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, BMO Bank of Montreal, and Scotiabank only)
  • Cheque/Money Order (mail or in person)
  • Cash (in person) exact amount is required

Step 4: Submit/upload required documents

Once you have completed the application, you will be able to upload required documents.

  • Name change documents (if required)

All documents that require notarization must be submitted to the CDSBC office by mail or in person. ​For our mailing address, please visit our contact page.​

  • Notarized Statutory declaration (available for download during the application process)
  • Notarized copy of government issued photo ID
  • Notarized or certified copy of education degree/diploma
  • Notarized or certified copy of NDAEB certificate (if applying for Practising Certification)
  • Certificates or Letters of Standing from jurisdictions previously registered/certified with (must be sent directly from that regulatory organization)​

IMPORTANT: If you have ever been or are currently registered/licensed in another province or country, please contact that provincial or national regulatory body to request a Certificate of Standing or Letter of Standing for your CDSBC application. The Certificate must be delivered directly to CDBSC from the licensing/regulating body in a sealed envelope.​

The Certificate is valid for up to 30 days from the date that it was signed. If applicant does not have their registration/certification process completed within the 30 days, a new Certificate will be required.​


Step 5: Submit payment of certification fee

Once all the required documents are received and your application is ready to be finalized, you will receive an email notification to make your final payment. You will need to log in to your account and pay for the certification fee. View the list of CDA fees on page three of Schedule E.

Step 6: Certification confirmation

Once your certification fee has been processed, you will be sent an email from CDSBC within two business days confirming that your status has been changed to active.

You cannot practise until you receive a certification confirmation email.

Click h​ere to download step by step instructions. ​

Apply now

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