​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2023/24 Annual Renewal Fees

Oral health professionals will be able to renew your registration/certification with BCCOHP online beginning in early February 2023. You will be notified by email when the online renewal system opens.  

The deadline to renew your registration or certification is Friday, March 31, 2023. Below are the annual renewal fees for all registrants and certified dental assistants.

The detailed fee schedule for each oral health professional type can be found in Schedule A of the BCCOHP Bylaws (page 138, PDF).

Most oral health professionals are renewing for 13 months instead of one year

This is due to the renewal deadline having changed from February 28 to March 31. This year, annual renewal for certified dental assistants, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dentists will cover a period of 13 months rather than 12. The fee for the 13th month will be reflected in the online renewal form. Your registration/certification will not lapse on February 28 as it would have in past years.

Annual certification fees

Note: Your renewal deadline has changed from February 28, 2023 to March 31, 2023, to reflect BCCOHP’s fiscal year beginning on April 1. This means that:

  • your certification will not lapse on February 28, 2023.
  • you will see one additional month (March 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023) added to the fees due upon renewal.
 FullNon-practising
Annual renewal fee (for year beginning April 1, 2023)$155$83
Fee for 13th month (March 1 – 31, 2023)$12.92$6.92
Criminal record check fee$5.60$5.60

You must complete the annual renewal process and pay the fee by Friday, March 31, 2023 or your certification will lapse and an additional reinstatement fee will be required to renew.

Please note: CDAs with lapsed certifications are not permitted to perform the services of a CDA.

Certified dental assistants are required to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years. At renewal each year, BCCOHP collects one fifth of the CRC fee for dentists, certified dental assistants and dental therapists. We will submit applications on behalf of certified dental assistants.

Annual registration fees

Note: Your renewal deadline has changed from February 28, 2023 to March 31, 2023, to reflect BCCOHP’s fiscal year beginning on April 1. This means that:

  • your registration will not lapse on February 28, 2023.
  • you will see one additional month added to the fees due upon renewal.

 
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental hygienist practitioner
Non-practising
Annual renewal fee (for year beginning April 1, 2023)$515$260
Fee for 13th month (March 1 – 31, 2023)$42.92$21.67

You must complete the annual renewal process and pay the fee by Friday, March 31, 2023 or your registration will lapse and an additional reinstatement fee will be required to renew.

Please note: Dental hygienists with lapsed registrations are not permitted to perform the services of a dental hygienist.

Annual registration fees

Note: Your renewal deadline has changed from February 28, 2023 to March 31, 2023, to reflect BCCOHP’s fiscal year beginning on April 1. This means that:

  • your registration will not lapse on February 28, 2023.
  • you will see one additional month added to the fees due upon renewal.

 
  • Full Dentist
  • Full Dentist with Certification as a Certified Specialist
  • Limited (Restricted-to-Specialty; Academic)
Limited (Armed Services or Government)
  • Limited (Education)
  • Student (Post-Graduate)
Limited (volunteer) renewal requiredNon-practising
Annual renewal fee (for year beginning April 1, 2023)$1,633$792$316$0$792
Fee for 13th month (March 1 – 31, 2023)$136.08$66$26.33$0$66
Criminal record check fee$5.60$5.60$5.60$5.60$5.60

You must complete the annual renewal process and pay the fee by Friday, March 31, 2023 or your registration will lapse and an additional reinstatement fee will be required to renew.

Please note: While renewal fees are unchanged, the new BCCOHP bylaws include a change to some registration classes. As a result, dentists who have been moved to a different registration class will see a change in their renewal fees for 2023/24. 

Dentists are required to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years. At renewal each year, BCCOHP collects one fifth of the CRC fee for dentists, certified dental assistants and dental therapists. We will submit applications on behalf of dentists.

Dentists with lapsed registrations are not permitted to practise dentistry.

Annual registration fees

Note: Your renewal deadline has changed from February 28, 2023 to March 31, 2023, to reflect BCCOHP’s fiscal year beginning on April 1. This means that:

  • your registration will not lapse on February 28, 2023.
  • you will see one additional month added to the fees due upon renewal.

 Practising
Annual renewal fee (for year beginning April 1, 2023)$786
Fee for 13th month (March 1 – 31, 2023)$65.50
Criminal record check fee$5.60

You must complete the annual renewal process and pay the fee by Friday, March 31, 2023 or your registration will lapse and an additional reinstatement fee will be required to renew.

Please note: Dental therapists with lapsed registrations are not permitted to practise.

Dental therapists are required to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years. At renewal each year, BCCOHP collects one fifth of the CRC fee for dentists, certified dental assistants and dental therapists. We will submit applications on behalf of dental therapists.

Annual registration fees

 Dental technicianNon-practising
Annual renewal fee (for year beginning April 1, 2023)$775$360

You must complete the annual renewal process and pay the fee by Friday, March 31, 2023 or your registration will lapse and an additional reinstatement fee will be required to renew.

Your 2023/24 registration renewal cannot be processed until we have received confirmation of payment from you for the authorization of a criminal record check by the BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General. If you do not update your criminal record check, you will not be able to complete your renewal and you will not be able to practise as of April 1.

Please note: Dental technicians with lapsed registrations are not permitted to perform the services of a dental technician.

Annual registration fees

 
  • Full
  • Limited (Grandparented)
StudentNon-practising
Annual renewal fee (for year beginning April 1, 2023)$1,600$62$229

You must complete the annual renewal process and pay the fee by Friday, March 31, 2023 or your registration will lapse and an additional reinstatement fee will be required to renew.

Please note: Denturists with lapsed registrations are not permitted to practise denturism.

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