Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA)

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Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA)
DANB’s CRFDA certification includes four exams:

  • Impressions (IM)
  • Sealants (SE)
  • Temporaries (TMP)
  • Restorative Functions (RF)

The online exam application for all four components of the CRFDA exam will be available 3/1/20. In the meantime, you can apply for the individual component exams separately.

Additional Information

The price for the CRFDA exam is $450. There are no eligibility requirements to take the IM, SE and TMP exams. You must meet eligibility requirements to take the RF exam. You can find more exam eligibility requirement details below.

Exam Eligibility Requirements

DANB’s CRFDA Application Packet can be used if you would like to submit your application via mail or fax.

CRFDA Application Packet (PDF)

DANB CRFDA Exam Study Materials

DANB’s CRFDA Exam Outline lists the topics covered on DANB’s CRFDA exam. You can use the outline to help create your study plan.

CRFDA Exam Outline

DALE Foundation Review Courses

The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, offers review courses and practice tests to help prepare for the DANB CRFDA exam.

EFDA Practice Test

CRFDA Component Exams

  • Impressions (IM)

    The Impressions (IM) exam is one of six components of the Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) certification program. This exam may be taken on its own or together with the Temporaries (TMP) exam. Successful completion of the IM exam leads to a certificate of knowledge-based competency. The IM exam application is included in the CRFDA application packet. Following are details about the IM exam:

    • 80 multiple-choice questions
    • 60 minutes testing time
    • $125 exam fee
    • No eligibility requirements apply

    Go to the IM Exam Page

  • Temporaries (TMP)

    The Temporaries (TMP) exam is one of six components of the Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) certification program. This exam may be taken on its own or together with the Impressions (IM) exam. Successful completion of the TMP exam leads to a certificate of knowledge-based competency. The TMP exam application is included in the CRFDA application packet. Following are details about the TMP exam:

    • 80 multiple-choice questions
    • 60 minutes testing time
    • $125 exam fee
    • No eligibility requirements apply

    Go to the TMP Exam Page

  • Sealants (SE)

    The Sealants (SE) exam is one of six components of the Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) certification program. This exam may be taken on its own or together with the IS and RF exams. (The SE exam is also a component of the Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant [CPFDA] certification program.) Successful completion of the SE exam leads to a certificate of knowledge-based competency. The SE exam application is included in the CRFDA application packet. Following are details about the SE exam:

    • 80 multiple-choice questions
    • 60 minutes testing time
    • $125 exam fee
    • No eligibility requirements apply

    Go to the SE Exam Page

  • Restorative Functions (RF)

    The Restorative Functions (RF) exam is one of six components of the Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) certification program. This exam may be taken on its own or together with the Isolation (IS) and Sealants (SE) exams. Before taking the RF exam, you must meet eligibility requirements and submit appropriate documentation. The CRFDA application packet includes the RF application and additional information about eligibility requirements. Following are details about the RF exam:

    • 105 multiple-choice questions
    • 80 minutes testing time
    • $250 exam fee
    • Eligibility and documentation requirements apply

    Go to the RF Exam Page

Prepare for DANB Exams

There are several resources to help you prepare for DANB exams:

Arizona Exam Candidates

Apply for the Arizona AMP/TMP/RF exam online. Apply online!