California Occupational License
Department of Consumer Affairs
Registered Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygiene Committee of California
Licensing Agency Contact Information:
License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
||2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2050
Sacramento, CA 95815
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Fees: Application: $100
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Initial License Application Fee: $100.00
RDH License Renewal: $160
There are three methods to achieve RDH licensure:
1.Passage of Western Regional Examining Board)dental hygiene clinical examination for initial licensure
2.Passage of Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDT's) dental hygiene clinical examination for initial licensure.
3. If licensed out of state for more than 5 yrs, an applicant may be eligible to apply for Licensure By Credential.
Educational Experience Requirement: Graduation from an accredited (CODA) dental hygiene program.
Average Time to Process Application: 30 days.
Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).
Special License Requirements: N/A
Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 1900-1966.6.
California Code of Regulations, Title 1, Chapter 3, Article 3, Sections 1072, 1076. 1079, Article 4, Sections 1082-1082.1.
|Occupation Title||SOC Code
|Dental Hygienists ||292021 |