Annual Renewal - Dental hygienists

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 January 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.

*Note: Some legacy college registration years (CDHBC and CDSBC) will end on February 28, leaving a one-month gap between the legacy college registration ending and the new registration year.  For the period of February 28, 2023 – March 31, 2023, certified dental assistants, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dentists will need to register and pay for one month’s registration. Information on how to renew during the gap period will be shared as it becomes available.

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.

2022/23 reinstatements

To reinstate your registration for 2022/23, complete your reinstatement online by April 30th, 2023.

If you do not wish to reinstate your registration, please contact us and request to be removed from the register.

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. 

Renewing Registration as a Dental Hygienist

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

Submitting payment

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

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.