California Occupational License

License Title:
    Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP)
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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 Fee: $250

Examination Frequency: Computer-based examinations on California Dental Law and Ethics eligibility is given after application requirements are met.

Exam Locations: In test centers throughout the State of California.

Experience Requirement: Must be licensed dental hygienist with a minimum of 2,000 hours during the immediatley preceding 36 months. Must have completed prescribed classes either through an apporved RDHAP Program or through the Health Manpower Pilot Project (HMPP) and have established an independent practice under the HMPP by June 30, 1997.

Average Time to Process Application: 30 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Renewal Fee: $160.00

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: N/A

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 1922-1931.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Dental Hygienists 292021