Denturist initial registration

The British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals, established under the Health Professions Act, licenses and regulates denturists and the practice of denturism in British Columbia. In order to practice denturism in British Columbia, applicants must complete the registration process, and obtain a license and certificate to practice. 

To obtain a list of required application documents, please choose the appropriate applicant category. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact BCCOHP.

Application Information

To apply for student registration with the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals, please complete and submit the following: 

  1.  Application for Student Denturist Registration
  2. Application fee of $100 – cheque or money order to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals.
  3. Statutory Declaration signed by a notary or lawyer.  
    • A notarized statement, or other evidence satisfactory to the registration committee, of the applicant’s name and date of birth. 
    • A notarized statement, or other evidence satisfactory to the registration committee, of the applicant’s enrollment in a denturist education program as described on the Intern application form. 
    • A passport sized photograph of the applicant, taken within one year of the date of applicant signed by a notary or lawyer, confirming that the person pictured in the photograph is the applicant. 
    • A notarized copy, or other evidence satisfactory to the registration committee, of the applicant’s Canadian citizenship or authorization to work in Canada.  
  4. Passport-sized photograph, signed by a notary or lawyer, indicating the likeness of the person applying for registration.
  5. Consent to a Criminal Record Check 
  6. Three letters of reference, satisfactory to the Registration Committee, as proof of your good character, consistent with the responsibilities of a registrant and the standards expected of a registrant. Please see the Reference Letter Guideline for additional information.
  7. Mentor Contract Form 

Please send all application documents to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals. 

Please see schedule E in the bylaws for more internship portfolio information.

To apply for active full registration with the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals, please complete and submit the following:  

  1. Application for Active Full Registration.
  2. Application fee of $200 – cheque or money order to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals.
  3. Authorization for Release of information from your Canadian regulatory college.
  4. Statutory Declaration signed by a notary or lawyer.
  5. Passport sized photograph, signed by a notary or lawyer, indicating the likeness of the person applying for registration.
  6. Consent to a Criminal Record Check 
    • Please contact the BCCOHP office for an application. 
  7. Three letters of reference, satisfactory to the Registration Committee, as proof of your good character, consistent with the responsibilities of a registrant and the standards expected of a registrant. Please see the Reference Letter Guideline for additional information.

Please send all application documents to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals. 

To apply for active full registration with the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals, please complete and submit the following:  

  1. Application for Active Full Registration.
  2. Application fee of $300 – cheque or money order to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals.
  3. A comprehensive evaluation of your educational credentials from International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). ICES must send your report directly to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals.
  4. Statutory Declaration signed by a notary or lawyer.
  5. Passport sized photograph, signed by a notary or lawyer, indicating the likeness of the person applying for registration.
  6. Consent to a Criminal Record Check 
  7. Three letters of reference, satisfactory to the Registration Committee, as proof of your good character, consistent with the responsibilities of a registrant and the standards expected of a registrant. Please see the Reference Letter Guideline for additional information. 

Please send all application documents to the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals. 

Licensure Information

MCQ Exam Update 

The Colleges of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario are pleased to announce the launch of a common Multi-jurisdictional (MCQ) Examination. This common examination will be administered for the first time in June 2021. This Multi-jurisdictional exam will replace the current MCQ (Theory) exams administered by each of the three Colleges. This commonality ensures that every examination candidate is afforded a fair, defensible and standard assessment. 

The MCQ examination will be administered remotely in an online format with mandatory (online) remote proctoring. The online format allows the MCQ examination to proceed regardless of changes in the dynamics of the Covid-19 pandemic. The examination will be administered simultaneously for candidates registered in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. 

The exam will consist of 240 questions in total and will be administered in two – three-hour sessions on the same day.   

The exam process of the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals consists of a two-part exam in the form of a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) exam and an Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) to assess both the clinical and practical components of practice for the denturist. A denturist must be proficient in both the written and practical application of denturism and therefore will be tested on the combined abilities as they are aligned with the National Competency Profile. 

For more information regarding the MCQ exam, please view the MCQ Remote Proctor Candidate Information Package, MCQ Candidate Orientation and the Candidate Agreement. 

Click here to review the MCQ blueprint. 

The next opportunity to challenge the College’s Theory examination are as follows: 
 

Registration opens – TBA 

Mandatory Candidate Orientation – Online 
TBA 

MCQ Exam – Online – REMOTE PROCTORED
TBA  

The OSCE has been described as a clinical evaluation technique designed to eliminate the bias and ambiguity during the clinical examination. It has been added to the licensure examination protocol to address issues related to the provision of partial and over-dentures, and other criteria critical to the safe practice of denturism in British Columbia. 

The OSCE is a series of stations. In each station the candidate is presented with a different task or scenario. Some of the tasks are broad and obvious and others are not. Candidates do not know the criteria for the examination. Each station has an examiner who scores set criteria for that station. The examiner observes the candidate and scores, on a dichotomous basis, whether the candidate successfully completes the objective. Candidates are given a time limit to complete each station. 

Patient models add a dimension to the OSCE that requires a special note. Stations are designed around patients and the opportunities they present. Patient models are selected from the community with common denture related problems and/or questions. Each patient model is given a script or outline of their station and instructed in how to act. Models are required to dynamically adjust responses and questions for each candidate. The idea behind this type of patient selection is to replicate a few hours in a typical denture clinic. 

The next opportunity to challenge the OSCE:
TBA 

Other Registration Information

Effective April 1, 2009 and consistent with the terms of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and the BC/AB Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA), the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals will continue to register Denturists who are currently registered in another jurisdiction in Canada, in accordance with the provisions of these Agreements. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the College office.