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The Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada (FDHRC) and the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB) amalgamated effective January 1, 2022.
The new organization is operating as the FDHRC.


NDHCE Eligibility Criteria



The following individuals are eligible to write the NDHCE under the following conditions:

Student in an Accredited Dental Hygiene Program

Graduate of an Accredited Dental Hygiene Program

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 FDHRC 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.