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DANB CDA Dental Assisting Student Exam Blueprints

DANB’s exams do not correspond directly to any specific textbook or dental assisting program. Instead, they are based on an analysis of the duties commonly performed in actual dental assisting practice, which is called a content validation study. This study serves as the basis for what DANB calls the exam blueprint. The exam blueprint outlines all of the possible topics on a specific exam. Download free individual exam blueprints by clicking on the links below.

2014 CDA Exam Blueprint (PDF) 
2015 CDA Exam Blueprint (PDF) 
COA Exam Blueprint (PDF)
CPFDA Exam Blueprint (PDF)
CRFDA Exam Blueprint (PDF)
GC Exam Blueprint (PDF)
2014 RHS Exam Blueprint (PDF)
2015 RHS Exam Blueprint (PDF) 
ICE Exam Blueprint (PDF)
OA Exam Blueprint (PDF)

Taking DANB’s RHS and ICE Exams?

DANB’s RHS and ICE exams are two components of the CDA exam. Now you can take them together and save $100 over the cost of taking each test separately.

RHS/ICE Exam (PDF)