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Graduate of Domestic Non-Accredited or International Dental Assisting Program

Becoming Registered and Licensed in ManitobaStep 1: Credential Assessment

Only international applicants must complete this step.

a) Domestic Non-Accredited (Educated in Canada)

This step is NOT required. You may proceed to STEP 2: NDAEB Written Exam.

b) International > Educated in USA (Accredited or Non-Accredited)

NDAEB must assess your theoretical and clinical education to determine whether you are eligible to complete STEP 2: NDAEB Written Exam.

  • Submit your academic records to NDAEB  

Visit Application Procedures for USA Applicants on the NDAEB website for a list of required academic records.

c) International > Educated Outside of Canada and USA

NDAEB must assess your theoretical and clinical education to determine whether you are eligible to complete STEP 2: NDAEB Written Exam.

  • Submit your academic records to NDAEB
  • Submit your academic records to an NDEAB-approved credential assessment agency (the agency will compare your international academic credentials to the Canadian education system, and provide a report)

Visit Application Procedures for International Applicants on the NDAEB website for a list of:

  • Required academic records
  • NDEAB-approved credential assessment agencies

Educational Upgrading
If your credential assessment determines that your dental assisting education does NOT meet the standard required for STEP 2: NDAEB Written Exam, you may attend an educational upgrading program in Canada or USA. The Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) recommends that you to attend a dental assisting program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of America (CODA).

If you complete intra-oral upgrading at a Canadian or USA dental assisting program that is accredited by CDAC or CODA, you will be considered a graduate of an accredited program and will NOT be required to complete Step 3: NDAEB Clinical Practice Evaluation (CPE).

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