NDHCE Eligibility Policy
1. Eligibility Criteria
The following are eligible to write the NDHCE under the following conditions:
1.1 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.
1.2 Graduate of an Accredited Dental Hygiene Program
1.3 Graduate of a Non-Accredited Dental Hygiene Program
An applicant who is a graduate of a dental hygiene program that was not accredited by CDAC or ADA/CODA on the date of the applicant’s graduation may apply to write the NDHCE following verification of eligibility by the NDHCB via an Equivalency Assessment. If successful, the candidate may apply to write the NDHCE. For more information, please see the NDHCE Equivalency Assessment Handbook and associated Forms.