DANB now offers online exam applications

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In summer 2016, the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) launched online applications for the DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS), Infection Control (ICE) and RHS/ICE combination exams. Now, in addition to the traditional mail-in application option, dental assistants interested in taking these exams can apply online.*

Apply online now!

This new online process makes applying for the RHS, ICE and RHS/ICE combination exams faster and more convenient. Candidates can:

  • Apply with a fast, easy online process
  • Access their Test Admission Notice online immediately after applying
  • Schedule an exam date with a Pearson VUE test site within four hours of applying online

DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Passing DANB exams and earning certification can make it easier for dental assistants to meet state requirements and easier to relocate if they should ever need to move to a new state in the future.

DANB’s RHS and ICE exams are components of the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) and Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certifications. DANB’s ICE exam is also a component of the Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) certification.

Dental assistants who hold DANB certification feel being DANB certified is a great source of personal pride and has several professional advantages. In fact, according to DANB’s 2014 Salary Survey, DANB CDA certificants earn about $2 more per hour compared to their non-certified colleagues.

“We are excited to launch this new online application process,” says DANB Executive Director Cynthia C. Durley, M.Ed., MBA. “We hope that offering exam applications online will not only make the process faster for candidates, but also easier to access and complete.”

To learn more, visit www.danb.org.

*Although DANB now offers the ability to complete RHS and ICE exam applications online, all DANB exams will continue to be administered at secure, proctored Pearson VUE test centers.

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