Dental technician initial registration

If you are applying to be a Registered Dental Technician (RDT), you must first demonstrate to the Registration Committee that you meet the educational and entry-to-practice competencies needed for independent dental technology practice in British Columbia. The College requires all applicants for initial registration to complete the Credentialing and Competency Assessment process administered by the Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators as a condition of registration. This process helps the College fulfill its statutory obligation to ensure the public has access to safe, ethical, and competent dental technology services and is required of all applicants for registration as dental technicians. For further information about this process, click this link: Credentialing Application Guide 

Please note that you must be registered as a Dental Technician with the College before you can legally work without supervision in any dental laboratory in BC. 

When all required documentation is received by the College, processing of registration applications can take as little as a few days. Depending on the class or registration being applied for, processing times may increase to several weeks or longer.  

If you have previously been registered with BCCOHP, or formerly CDTBC as an RDT, please see Reinstatement. 

To apply for registration in any category, you will be required to provide the following: 

  1. Your contact information 
  2. Proof of satisfying the educational requirement for the applicable class of registration 
  3. Your workplace information (if applicable) 
  4. Proof of identity (valid government-issued photo ID) 
  5. Signed Statutory Declaration Form* 
  6. Completed and signed application form 
  7. Application and/or Registration fees 

  Please see Fees (Schedule A) for information on registration and applications fees 

*RDT applications must have the Statutory Declaration Form notarized. 

For more information, please choose the registration class that you are interested in. 

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