Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA)

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Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA)

DANB’s CRFDA exams lead to national certification. The CRFDA certification consists of three component exams: 

  • Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP)
  • Impressions (IM)
  • Temporaries (TMP)
  • Isolation (IS)
  • Sealants (SE) 
  • Restorative Functions (RF)

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Ready to earn DANB’s CRFDA certification? You can apply online right now! 

DANB’s CRFDA certification includes six component exams: Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP), Impressions (IM), Temporaries (TMP), Isolation (IS), Sealants (SE) and Restorative Functions (RF). You must pass all six component exams within a three-year period. There are no eligibility requirements to take the AMP, IM, TMP, IS and SE exams. To take the RF exam, you must be eligible under one of three pathways. Find out more about the eligibility requirements on our Exam Eligibility Requirements page.

Additional Information

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 blueprint outlines the topics covered on DANB’s CRFDA exam. You can use the blueprint to help create your study plan.

CRFDA Exam Blueprint (PDF)

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.

DANB AMP Practice Test
DANB AMP Review 
DANB EFDA Practice Test

CRFDA Component Exams

  • Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP)

    The Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP) exam is one of six components of the Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) certification program. This exam can only be taken on its own. Successful completion of the AMP exam leads to a certificate of knowledge-based competency. The AMP exam application is included in the CRFDA application packet. Following are details about the AMP exam:

    • 105 multiple-choice questions
    • 80 minutes testing time
    • $225 exam fee
    • No eligibility requirements apply

    Go to the AMP Exam Page

  • 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

  • Isolation (IS)

    The Isolation (IS) 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 Sealants (SE) and Restorative Functions (RF) exams. Successful completion of the IS exam leads to a certificate of knowledge-based competency. The IS exam application is included in the CRFDA application packet. Following are details about the IS exam:

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

    Go to the IS 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: