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CDA Certification Requirements and Forms​  

Graduates of an accredited level II dental assisting program in B.C. who have successfully completed the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) written exam are eligible for certification with CDSBC.

Graduates from a non-accredited level II dental assisting program in B.C. must successfully complete both the written and clinical portions of the NDAEB exam to be eligible for certification with CDSBC. Visit the NDAEB website for more information.

View a listing of accredited and non-accredited CDA schools in B.C. >>

CDA Applications

Click on a category for more information and a link to each application package.

Certification applications

​Extension requests

​Designation applications 


Certification applications

Practising certification

This certification category is for individuals who have graduated from a level II dental assisting program from an accredited program and have a NDAEB Certificate.

B.C. temporary certification

This certification category is for the dental assistant who has graduated from an accredited level II certified dental assisting program within B.C., but has yet to write the NDAEB. The temporary certification allows the graduate to provide the services of a practising CDA while waiting to complete the NDAEB written exam.

Non-practising certification

This certification category is for individuals who are eligible to hold, practising certification, but who are selecting non-practising status at this time. Non-practising CDAs must not provide any service of a CDA.

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Extension requests

Request for extension of limited or temporary certification

This transfer is available to CDAs who currently hold limited, temporary or temporary provisional certification and want to submit a request to extend certification.

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CDA designation applications

Prosthodontic designation

This designation is available to CDAs who have successfully completed a recognized Dental Prosthodontic Module at an accredited program.

Orthodontic Designation

This designation is available to CDAs who have successfully completed a recognized Dental Orthodontic Module at an accredited program.

Dental radiography designation

This designation is available to applicants who have successfully completed a recognized Dental Radiography Module at an accredited program in Canada.

Sedation assistant designation

CDAs who have successfully completed a recognized dental sedation assistant program will have their designation recognized by the College effective March 2016. Sedation designation and the program attended will appear on CDA profiles in the Registrant Lookup and on renewal cards.

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Questions?

Email certification@cdsbc.org or call 604-736-3621 or 1-800-663-9169 to make an in-person appointment.