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Our Mandate

The NDHCB acts in the public interest to ensure high quality standards for Dental Hygienists in Canada by providing a reliable testing mechanism for dental hygiene competencies to support  Canadian regulatory bodies.

 

Therefore, on behalf of all Canadian provincial and territorial Dental Hygiene regulators (except QC), the NDHCB is the agency responsible for the development, administration, scoring and reporting of results of the National Dental Hygiene Certification Exam

National Dental Hygiene Certification Exam (NDHCE)

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SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE NDHCB EXAMINATION

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SUCCESSFULLY PASS THE EXAMINATION

 

What's New

The next administrations of the NDHCE are scheduled for:

 

   Dates of Examination    (Application Deadline)

 

  • January 20-21, 2020  (November 21, 2019)

 

  • May 19-20, 2020         (March 19, 2020)

  

  • September 21-22, 2020 (July 23, 2020)  

*NOTE: The number of days the exam is offered may vary in certain exam centres depending on the number of candidates and seating availability

 

ABOUT NDHCB

Mandate


The National Dental Hygiene Certification Board exists so that Canadian Regulators, acting in the public interest, have testing mechanisms for assessing current dental hygiene competencies.


This is further defined, in order of priority as:


  • Canadian Regulators have confidence that the testing mechanisms for assessing entry level competencies are reliable, valid and defensible.

    • They recognize that testing mechanisms measure current dental hygiene knowledge, judgment and skills for entry-to-practice and quality assurance.

  • Examination candidates/applicants are able to participate in the examination process within a reasonable amount of time and at a reasonable price. They will:

    • have clear, defensible criteria for examination eligibility;

    • have clear, accurate and comprehensive exam parameters;

    • take an exam that is free of bias;

    • receive feedback that identifies areas for improvement.

  • Educators, accreditors of dental hygiene educational programs, dental hygiene professionals and dental hygiene professional organizations will recognize and champion the quality, validity and reliability of national dental hygiene certification.


Function


The NDHCB is responsible for the development, administration, scoring and results reporting of the National Dental Hygiene Certification Exam.


Based on successful completion of the Exam - a written examination to assess a candidate's readiness for entry-to-practice per nationally established practice and education standards, the Board issues the National Dental Hygiene Certification Certificate.


The Certificate enables the holder to obtain registration or licensure to practice dental hygiene in most Canadian provinces (the NDHCE is not currently required in Quebec), providing all other requirements imposed by the regulatory authorities are also met.


Please note that clinical practice evaluations are conducted by most Canadian dental hygiene regulatory authorities for graduates of non-accredited dental hygiene programs.


The NDHCB operates and delivers its exams in the two official languages of Canada: English and French.

What Is NDHCE

The National Dental Hygiene Certification Examination (NDHCE) is designed to assist the provincial and territorial dental hygiene regulatory authorities to determine whether or not an applicant for certification, registration, or licensure possesses adequate knowledge and/or skill related to entry-level dental hygiene practice standards.

 

The NDHCE is intended to fulfill the written examination requirement. However, acceptance of the NDHCB Certificate is completely at the discretion of the individual provincial or territorial dental hygiene regulatory authority.

 
 

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75-B Colonnade Rd, Ottawa, ON K2E0A8

(613) 260-8156

Fax: (613) 260-8511

WHAT'S NEW

Ottawa, October 31, 2019 – The National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB) today announced the appointment of Kieran Jordan as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 25, 2019. 

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The next administrations of the NDHCE are scheduled for:

 

   Dates of Examination    (Application Deadline)

  • January 20-21, 2020   (November 21, 2019)

 

  • May 19-20, 2020          (March 19, 2020)

  

  • September 21-22, 2020  (July 23, 2020)  

* NOTE: The number of days the exam is offered may vary in certain exam centres depending on the number of candidates and seating availability