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​​​​​Continuing Education Requirements

Dentists, dental therapists, and CDAs are required to maintain a minimum number of hours of mandatory continuing education (CE) in order to renew your registration or certification to practise each year.

Your CE cycle is assigned at the date of your registration and runs on a three-year calendar cycle, e.g. January 1 2017 to December 31 2019.

Minimum required credits during a three-year cycle:

​Dentists​Certified Dental Assistants​Dental Therapists
​90 credits​36 credits​75 credits

One hour = 1 credit

Detailed requirements, including course eligibility, are outlined in the Continuing Education Requirements (PDF) document. ​​

Note that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, self-study maximums are waived (until December 31, 2020) to facilitate​ online learning during this time.

Reporting credits

Registrants earn credits in three-year cycles. Credits should be reported as they are earned. They cannot be carried forward to the next three-year cycle.

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Registrants are reminded that it is your ethical responsibility to ensure that all reporting of CE credits is accurate. Failure to do so is a breach of CDSBC’s Code of Ethics (PDF) and could be subject to disciplinary action by CDSBC.

Registrants are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria for continuing education credits, which is available here​.