The Annual Renewal Period for Dental Hygienists is Now Open.

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Applicants

Applicants

The College, as authorized by the Health Professions Act, is responsible for setting the standards of practice, including entry-to-practice requirements, in order to ensure the safe, ethical and competent practice of the dental hygiene profession in Alberta.

There are different processes, fees and requirements for becoming registered to practice in Alberta depending upon applicant circumstances. The following documentation is required from all applicants:

  • Completed all sections of the applicable Application Form.
  • Signed and dated the Statutory Declaration on the Application Form
  • Notarized the Statutory Declaration on the Application Form
  • Certified cheque or money order for the non-refundable application fee - Canadian funds only 
  • Certified cheque or money order for the registration fee - Canadian funds only
  • A Criminal Record Check completed within 1 year from the date it is received by the CRDHA
  • Completion of the e-Learning course “Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct”
  • Evidence of professional liability insurance
  • A notarized copy of current CPR certification at the required level
  • Completed CPR Certification Declaration Statement for Instructors form
  • Completed CRDHA Jurisprudence Examination Application form

There may be additional requirements depending on your location, education, and other certifications. Read the entire Application Checklist in your application package carefully to ensure that you have submitted all required documentation.

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This section is for new graduates of accredited dental hygiene education programs in Canada (CDAC) or the United States (CODA) who are not currently working in any other Canadian jurisdictions and do not have a permit to work in any other jurisdictions.

An application for registration must be made on the required form. All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

It is important to start the registration process well in advance of any pre-arranged employment start dates to ensure sufficient time for processing the application. The time required to complete the registration process may vary considerably from one applicant to another. The process can take up to four to six (4-6) weeks once a complete application, including supporting documents, is received. The process may take longer if an application is incomplete or if an application is received between August and November, which is our annual registration renewal period.

An applicant from a dental hygiene program that has been determined to be "not substantially equivalent" to the College's benchmark, the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Alberta, will be required to successfully complete the Canadian Performance Exam in Dental Hygiene (CPEDH).

Download your application package here: New Graduates Application Package

Ensure that you:

  • Read the Registration Information and Policy
  • Complete the full Application Package
  • Double check the Application Checklist to ensure you have included all required documentation

Please note that if you are requesting to practice Advanced Restricted Activities, you may fill out the form in the Advanced Restricted Activities section below and submit it along with your application package.

Mail your complete application package to:

    College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
    Suite 302-8657 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6A8

Any documents that need to be sent directly to the CRDHA by other organizations should also be sent to the above address.

If you have questions about the application process, contact our office:

Phone: 780-465-1756 Toll-free: 1-833-740-1099  Email: registration@crdha.ca

This section is for registered dental hygienists who hold current Certification, Licensure, or Registration in Good Standing to Practice Dental Hygiene in another Canadian Jurisdiction.

Download your application package here: Application Package for Dental Hygienists from other jurisdictions in Canada

Ensure that you:

  • Read the Registration Information and Policy
  • Complete the full Application Package
  • Double check the Application Checklist to ensure you have included all required documentation

Mail your complete application package to:

    College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
    Suite 302-8657 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6A8

Any documents that need to be sent directly to the CRDHA by other organizations should also be sent to the above address.

If you have questions about the application process, contact our office:

Phone: 780-465-1756 Toll-free: 1-833-740-1099  Email: registration@crdha.ca

This section is for dental hygienists trained in dental hygiene education programs that are either:

  • located outside of Canada or the United States, or
  • not accredited in Canada (CDAC) or the United States (CODA).

An application for registration must be made on the required form. All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

It is important to start the registration process well in advance of any pre-arranged employment start dates to ensure sufficient time for processing the application. The time required to complete the registration process may vary considerably from one applicant to another. The process can take up to four to six (4-6) weeks once a complete application, including supporting documents, is received. The process may take longer if an application is incomplete or if an application is received between August and November, which is our annual registration renewal period.

All internationally trained dental hygienists will be required to successfully complete the Canadian Performance Exam in Dental Hygiene (CPEDH).

Please also visit the Additional Information for Internationally Trained Applicants page.

Note: Internationally trained dentists cannot be authorized to work as dental hygienists in Alberta unless they have completed a dental hygiene education program.

Request an Application Package

Ensure that you:

  • Read the Registration Information and Policy
  • Complete the full Application Package
  • Double check the Application Checklist to ensure you have included all required documentation

Please note that if you are requesting to practice Advanced Restricted Activities, you may fill out the form in the Advanced Restricted Activities section below and submit it along with your application package.

Mail your complete application package to:

    College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
    Suite 302-8657 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6A8

Any documents that need to be sent directly to the CRDHA by other organizations should also be sent to the above address.

If you have questions about the application process, contact our office:

Phone: 780-465-1756 Toll-free: 1-833-740-1099  Email: registration@crdha.ca

An application for Courtesy Registration may be accepted from a graduate of a dental hygiene program who:

  • Is currently registered/licensed, in good standing, to practice dental hygiene in a jurisdiction outside of Alberta,
  • Desires registration on a temporary basis (no more than 60 days) for the purpose of:
    • Presenting a dental hygiene clinical training or continuing education course that includes performance of clinical procedures on clients,
    • Participating in a dental hygiene clinical training or continuing education/refresher course that includes performance of clinical procedures on clients,
    • Conducting or engaging in a dental hygiene research program that includes performance of clinical procedures on clients, or
    • Providing dental hygiene clinical services free of charge to a charitable, benevolent or service organization in Alberta.

Request an Application Package

Mail your complete application package to:

    College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
    Suite 302-8657 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6A8

Any documents that need to be sent directly to the CRDHA by other organizations should also be sent to the above address.

If you have questions about the application process, contact our office:

Phone: 780-465-1756 Toll-free: 1-833-740-1099 Email: registration@crdha.ca

 

Registered dental hygienists who wish to incorporate advanced restricted activities into their practice must first successfully complete Council-approved advanced education and be officially authorized by the College to practice the restricted activity.

The following is a list of Advanced Restricted Activities that require authorization to practice:

  • Local Anaesthesia
  • Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Conscious Sedation
  • Orthodontics
  • Prescribing
  • Restorative

The application for Advanced Restricted Activities can be submitted at the same time as Application Package.

Download your application package here: Application for Advanced Restricted Activities Authorization

Advanced Restricted Activities Policy