There are three educational pathways that meet the requirements to earn DANB’s National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) certification. Please see the pages below for the full lists of DANB-accepted dental assisting programs for NELDA certification.
To learn more about the eligibility requirements for DANB’s NELDA certification, download a NELDA application packet.
Post-Secondary Dental Assisting Programs
U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Programs
High School Dental Assisting Programs