Seven public colleges and three private colleges in B.C. offer dental assisting programs.
Graduates of accredited programs must successfully complete the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) Written Examination to be eligible for certification in B.C.
Graduates from non-accredited programs must successfully complete the NDAEB Written Examination and the NDAEB Clinical Practice Evaluation to be eligible for certification in B.C. CDSBC advises students and potential students of non-accredited programs to contact the NDAEB in advance to confirm their eligibility to take the exams.