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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.


The NDHCE is currently offered three times per year, typically in or around the months of January, May, and September. These dates are subject to change. Cancellation or interruption of an examination caused by circumstances beyond the control of the FDHRC, shall in no way render the FDHRC liable for any claim arising from such cancellation or interruption other than the refund of examination fees, which will be at the discretion of the FDHRC.


Dates of Examination Application Deadline Dates
*¶January 26-27, 2023 November 28, 2022 - Transfer and revocation deadline is January 3, 2023
*§May 24-25, 2023 March 24, 2023 - Transfer and revocation deadline is April 29, 2023
*§September 19-20, 2023 July 19, 2023 - Transfer and revocation deadline is August 25, 2023

Note: the number of days the exam is offered may vary in certain exam centres depending on the number of candidates and seating availability.

†To be held via virtual proctoring.

¶To be held via virtual proctoring with limited writing centre seats available on a first come first serve basis.

§Modality (virtual proctoring and/or writing centres) to be determined.

*The FDHRC reserves the right to change these dates due to going uncertainty with the pandemic.