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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 Guide and associated Forms.

Territory Acknowledgement

The FDHRCTM office stands on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The Algonquin peoples have had a special, reciprocal relationship with this territory since time immemorial, and this relationship continues today. The FDHRCTM recognizes without qualification the inherent lands and territory rights of the Algonquin peoples as articulated in Section 35 of the Constitution Act of Canada 1982, as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which is enshrined in various legislation in what is now commonly called Canada.

See the FDHRC’sTM full territory acknowledgement here.