Annual Renewal - Dental hygienists

Renewing Registration as a Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists who wish to renew their registration must provide a completed renewal application, and proof of liability insurance (except registrants renewing in the non-practising category). Additionally, you must:

Online renewal will open early February. Registrants will receive an email notification when it is opened.

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 will not lapse on February 28 as it would have in past years.

Dental hygienists must renew their registration annually. BCCOHP’s registration year runs from April 1 each year until March 31 the following year.

The renewal period will open each February for the following year. The renewal process can be completed online by logging into your account, completing the forms and paying the annual fee.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Submitting payment

The online renewal system for dental hygienists accepts payment from Visa, Visa Debit, Interac Debit, and MasterCard.  

Reinstating Registration for Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists who wish to reinstate their registration must:

  • pay the renewal fee, ($515.00 for Practising Categories and $260.00 for Non-Practising) 
  • pay the reinstatement fee, ($180.25 (RDH, DHP Reinstatement Fee or $91.00 Non-Practising Reinstatement Fee) 
  • submit an online reinstatement application, 
  • submit outstanding renewal requirements (if applicable).

Note: You are not permitted to practice until you have been reinstated by BCCOHP.

Submitting payment

The online reinstatement system  for dental hygienists accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard and Visa Debit; payment by Interac Debit is not currently accepted.  

If you have not registered before, please see the First-Time Applicants page. 

Registration Classifications

Depending on your qualifications and professional circumstances, you may apply for different classifications of registration with BCCOHP.  Learn more on the registration classifications webpage.

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