Information for the License:

Registered Dental Hygienist

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Consumer Affairs
Board or Council Name:  Dental Hygiene Committee of California
Division Name:
Telephone:  (916) 263-1978
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Fees: Application: $100
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

Comments: 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.