Exams & Certifications

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DANB offers several exams and certifications to help you advance your career. Follow the links below to learn more or apply online!

NELDA

National Entry Level Dental Assistant

Learn more or apply for DANB’s NELDA Certification.

You can also learn more or apply for the NELDA component exams:

Apply for the RHS exam
Apply for the ICE exam
Apply for the RHS/ICE exam
Apply for the AMP exam

DANB Certified Dental Assistant CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Learn more or apply for DANB’s CDA Certification

You can also learn more or apply for the CDA component exams:

Apply for the RHS exam
Apply for the ICE exam
Apply for the GC exam

DANB Certified Orthodontic Assistant COA

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Learn more or apply for DANB’s COA Certification

You can also learn more or apply for the COA component exams:

Apply for the ICE exam
Apply for the OA exam

DANB Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant

Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant

Learn more or apply for DANB’s CPFDA Certification.

You can also learn more or apply for the CPFDA component exams:

Apply for the CP exam
Apply for the SE exam
Apply for the TF exam

Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA)

Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant

Learn more or apply for DANB’s CRFDA Certification

You can also learn more or apply for the CPFDA component exams:

Apply for the RF exam
Apply for the SE exam
Apply for the IS exam
Apply for the TMP exam
Apply for the IM exam
Apply for the AMP exam

Candidate Handbook

The Candidate Handbook contains important policy information for DANB's national certification programs and exams.

View the Candidate Handbook

Study with the DALE Foundation!

DANB's official affiliate, the DALE Foundation, offers optional online courses and study aids to help you review for DANB exams and earn CDE.   

View the DALE Foundation's Course Catalog