CDA certification classes

Graduates of an accredited dental assisting program in B.C. who have successfully completed the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) written exam are eligible for certification with BCCOHP.

You can learn more about initial CDA certification here.

Below are the certification classes for CDAs:

This certification category is for individuals who have graduated from a dental assisting program from an accredited program and have a NDAEB Certificate.

This category of certification is for graduates of dental assisting/dental programs outside of British Columbia who are working towards the satisfaction of the requirements for certification as a full CDA in BC.

This certification category is for the dental assistant who has graduated from an accredited level II certified dental assisting program within B.C., but has yet to write the NDAEB. The temporary certification allows the graduate to provide the services of a full CDA while waiting to complete the NDAEB written exam.

Please note: you will be required to transfer to full certification once you receive your NDAEB certificate. Learn more >>

This certification category is for certified dental assistants who currently hold or have previously held Full Certification. Non-practising CDAs must not provide any service of a CDA.