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Graduate of Domestic Non-Accredited or International Dental Assisting Program

Becoming Registered and Licensed in ManitobaProcess Overview

You must complete the process below to become registered and licensed with the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA). You must complete STEP 1 - 3 with the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) and STEP 4 with MDA.

Estimated timeline: Up to one year
Estimated costs: Up to $1890

  • All costs are listed in Canadian dollars (2013)
  • If you require educational upgrading in Canada, cost and timeline will increase

 GRADUATE TYPE

STEP 1:
CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT

STEP 2:
NDAEB WRITTEN EXAM 

STEP 3:
NDAEB CLINICAL PRACTICE EVALUATION

STEP 4:
Important MDA Registration Information and Applications

DOMESTIC 
NON-ACCREDITED

INTERNATIONAL - USA  ACCREDITED

INTERNATIONAL – NON-ACCREDITED

STEP 1: CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT

Only international applicants must complete this step.
a) Graduate of International Accredited Program (USA)
Submit your academic records to NDAEB

b) Graduate of International Non-Accredited Program 
Submit your academic records to NDAEB   
Submit your academic records to an NDEAB-approved credential assessment agency:
Credential Assessment: $110     

STEP 2: NDAEB WRITTEN EXAM 

All applicants must complete this step.
First time writer fee: $400
Rewrite fee: $250

STEP 3: NDAEB CLINICAL PRACTICE EVALUATION (CPE)

Only non-accredited applicants must complete this step.
Application fee: $50
Full CPE (9 skills): $950
Individual skills (retake or initial evaluation): $175

STEP 4: Important MDA Registration Information and Applications

All applicants must complete this step.
Apply to become registered and licensed by MDA:

  • Complete a Certification in Resuscitation Program (CPR)
  • Gather required documents 
  • Complete the MDA Application for Registration and Licence form
  • Pay the Registration fee: $25  
  • Pay the Licence fee: $200