Dental Accreditations & State CE Requirements
  • Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Dentists and other dental health professionals by the following organizations and state licensing boards:  


     

    Western Schools is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2017. Provider ID # 217536


    Western Schools is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp


    Dental boards in all states that require continuing dental education accept Western School's courses.


    Western Schools is approved as a CE provider by:

    • California Dental Board (RP 4640) - In accordance with California Code of Regulations (Title 16, Section 1016), a maximum of 8 credit hours may be awarded to you in one day. When completing multiple courses, please submit completed exams for grading as you complete each course, not to exceed more than 8 CE hours in any given day.
    • Florida Board of Dentistry (#50-2165) – Western Schools submits all course completion records to CE Broker after successful completion of a course.
    • Iowa Dental Board
    • New York Education Department - Infection Control Training Approved Provider #IC140
    • New York Education Department - Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification & Reporting Training - Approved Provider #80890.


    DANB Certificants- The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) does not require their pre-approval of continuing dental education (CDE) courses. Certificants may take any course related to the practice of dentistry or dental assisting to earn CDE credits for renewal of their DANB certification. Dental Assisting National Board ® and DANB ® are registered trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). This website is not sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by DANB.

    Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are basic-level and are appropriate for all dental professionals (dental assistants, dental hygienists and dentists). There are no prerequisites for these courses.

     

     

     

  • Continuing Education Requirements for Dentists

    It is the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a course meets all of the content requirements or restrictions imposed by an individual state licensing board.

    Western Schools constantly monitors state dental board websites for the most up-to-date information regarding CE requirements for license renewal for all dental professionals. However, CE requirements may change at any time. Therefore, all dental professionals are encouraged to check with their state dental board to confirm the exact CE credits hours required for their particular license renewal and the total number of credit hours allowed through home study.
    You can visit your state dental board website to verify CE requirements by clicking on the name of your state below.


    Find your state below to view the total amount of hours of CE credits allowed through home study to renew your license.
    State

    DDS

    RDH

    RDA

    RENEWAL

    ALABAMA

    20

    12

    None

    2 Years

    ALASKA

    32

    20

    None

    2 Years

    ARIZONA

    24

    24

    None

    3 Years

    ARKANSAS

    50

    40

    2***

    2 Years

    CALIFORNIA*

    25

    12

    12

    2 Years

    COLORADO

    15

    15

    None

     2 Years**

    CONNECTICUT

    25

    4

    None

    2 Years

    DELAWARE

    20

    10

    None

    2 Years

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    8

    8

    None

    2 Years

    FLORIDA

    30

    24

    None

    2 Years

    GEORGIA

    20

    11

    None

    2 Years

    HAWAII

    16

    10

    None

    2 Years

    IDAHO

    30

    24

    None

    2 Years

    ILLINOIS

    24

    18

    None

    2 Years

    INDIANA

    10

    7

    None

    2 Years

    IOWA

    12

    12

    12

    2 Years

    KANSAS

    60

    30

    None

    2 Years

    KENTUCKY

    20

    20

    none

    2 Years

    LOUISIANA

    30

    18

    none

    2 Years

    MAINE

    10

    10

    10***

    2 Years

    MARYLAND

    17

    17

    None

    2 Years

    MASSACHUSETTS

    20

    10

    6

    2 Years

    MICHIGAN

    10

    10

    10

    2 Years

    MINNESOTA

    50

    25

    25

    2 Years

    MISSISSIPPI

    10

    5

    None

    2 Years

    MISSOURI

    50

    30

    None

    2 Years

    MONTANA

    60

    36

    None

    3 Years

    NEBRASKA

    10

    10

    None

    2 Years

    NEVADA

    20

    15

    None

    2 Years

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    8

    4

    None

    2 Years

    NEW JERSEY

    20

    10

    5

    2 Years

    NEW MEXICO

    30

    30

    30

    3 Years

    NEW YORK

    18

    10

    None

    3 Years

    NORTH CAROLINA

    15

    6

    None

    1 Year

    NORTH DAKOTA

    16

    8

    8

    2 Years

    OHIO

    40

    24

    2

    2 Years

    OKLAHOMA

    30

    15

    None

    3 Years

    OREGON

    40

    24

    None

    2 Years

    PENNSYLVANIA

    15

    10

    5***

    2 Years

    RHODE ISLAND

    40

    20

    None

    2 Years

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    14

    7

    None

    2 Years

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    30

    30

    30***

    5 Years

    TENNESSEE

    40

    15

    24

    2 Years

    TEXAS

    6

    6

    6

    1 Year

    UTAH

    15

    15

    None

    2 Years

    VERMONT

    30

    18

    None

    2 Years

    VIRGINIA

    15

    15

    None

    1 Year

    WASHINGTON

    7

    15

    None

    1 Year

    WEST VIRGINIA

    17

    10

    None

    2 Years

    WISCONSIN

    30

    12

    None

    2 Years

    WYOMING

    None

    None

    None

     

    * California Dental Professionals - In accordance with California Code of Regulations (Title 16, Section 1016), a maximum of 8 credit hours may be awarded to you in one day. When completing multiple courses, please submit completed exams for grading as you complete each course, not to exceed more than 8 CE hours in any given day.

    ** Colorado Dental Association Members need 15 hours annually to maintain membership in good standing.

    *** Advanced Dental Assistants

     

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We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date. However, rules and regulations sometimes change without advance notice. It is the responsibility of each professional to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education.  Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.