If you have registered with BCCOHP at any time in the past, please see Annual Renewals.
All registration applications take four to six weeks to process from the date that a complete application is received.
Until notified by email that registration has been approved, an applicant is not allowed to work as a dental hygienist in BC.
If the applicant is currently registered in good standing in the ‘Registered Dental Hygienist’ category or equivalent in another Canadian jurisdiction recognized under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), they are eligible to register in BC without being required to take any additional examinations prior to registration.
All information required regarding registration in good standing and AIT is requested in the Registration Application. Please review the Registration Application carefully and provide all information required regarding registration in another Canadian jurisdiction.
The BCCOHP will require a valid letter of good standing from any and all jurisdictions where the applicant has been registered to practice dental hygiene. All applicants must notify BCCOHP of all jurisdictions in Canada and internationally where they have been registered to practice dental hygiene.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that your email host will accept our email notices.
To complete the registration process, you will need:
BCCOHP offers online registration only.
BCCOHP’s registration year runs from April 1 each year until March 31 the following year. Registrants renew for April 1, regardless of your initial registration date.
The online application allows Canadian and U.S. (only) applicants to electronically submit their registration information instantly. Payment by Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, or Interac Debit is accepted. Applicants from outside North America should contact the College for payment options.
If you have your documents ready, begin the online application process.