California Occupational License

License Title:
    Registered Dental Hygienist
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Dental Hygiene Committee of California

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2050
Sacramento,  CA  95815

     Phone Number: (916) 263-1978
     Fax Number: (916) 263-2688

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
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.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Dental Hygienists 292021