Who Is Eligible to Take the Exam

Ohio certification is available to any individual who:

  • Has a minimum of 12 months continuous full time work experience in the dental profession by the date of the exam or
  • Is enrolled in or a graduate of a dental assisting program.

NOTE: Current students must have completed 50% of the program at the time they take the exam.

The Commission will not discriminate in application, examination or certification activities on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual preference, or marital status. The birth year of all applicants is requested as part of the identification data.