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WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO WRITE THE NDHCE

This section of our Web site lays out in detail who is eligible to write the NDHCE, the educational and documentation requirements that must be met, and other related material.

 

Who is Eligible to Write the Examination?

 

Student in an Accredited Dental Hygiene Program

 

A student in a dental hygiene program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA/CODA), may apply to write the NDHCE upon confirmation by the dental hygiene program director or designate, that the student, at the application deadline date, is within four months of completion of the dental hygiene program.

 

Graduate of an Accredited Dental Hygiene Program  

 

An applicant who is a graduate of a dental hygiene program that was accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA/CODA), on the date of the applicant’s graduation may apply to write the NDHCE.
 

Graduate of a Non-Accredited Dental Hygiene Program

 

An applicant who is a graduate of a dental hygiene program that was not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA/CODA) on the date of the applicant’s graduation, including all graduates of a dental hygiene program outside of Canada or the US, may apply to write the NDHCE following verification of eligibility by the NDHCB in accordance with the following Educational Requirements and criteria.