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​​CDA Coming from Another Province​

Graduates from dental assisting programs outside of British Columbia with National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) certification may be eligible for CDSBC certification pending an assessment of your credentials.

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 for your CDSBC application. The Certificate must be delivered directly to CDBSC from the licensing/regulating body in a sealed envelope. If the Certificate cannot be sent directly to CDSBC, it must be received by CDSBC in the original 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 may be required. ​

Please complete and submit the CDA Assessment Application Package (PDF).


If you have questions about applying for assessment, please contact Leslie Riva, Senior Manager, CDA Certification and Quality Assurance, at
You can also contact the College by phone at 604-736-3621 (toll free in B.C. 1-800-663-9169).