Dental Hygienist Registration & Renewal

In order to practice dental hygiene in BC, applicants must be registered with the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals. 

Only registrants of the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals are registered to practice dental hygiene in BC and use the title “Registered Dental Hygienist.” 

This section provides information on how to apply for initial registration, as well as how to renew your existing registration. 

Effective September 1, 2022, dental hygienists are no longer required to hold current CPR certification.

CPR courses are eligible for continuing competency credits.

Use the tabs below to find out more about applying for initial registration in BC, or to renew your registration.

First-time applications

Learn how to apply for initial registration as a dental hygienist.

Annual Renewal

Learn more about annual renewal for dental hygienists. Annual renewal is conducted through the BCCOHP website. Notice of the renewal time period is emailed to each registrant in accordance with the bylaws. 

Dental hygienist registration classes

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

Registration resources

Here you can find information on other registration topics not covered by the previous tabs, such as reinstatement, registration eligibility, recognized dental hygiene education programs, CPEDH and Letters of Standing.

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