General Chairside Assisting (GC) Exam

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DANB General Chairside Exam GC

Ready to take DANB’s GC exam? You can apply online right now!

The GC exam is a component exam of DANB’s CDA exam. There are eligibility requirements to take the GC exam. See below.

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Through 11/30/20, DANB testing windows are extended from 60 days to 150 days. Exam applications authorized 12/1/20 or later will receive a 60-day testing window. We encourage you to apply online for faster processing. Pearson VUE has begun to reopen testing centers starting on May 1, 2020, where conditions allow, with additional health and safety measures being implemented. For more details, visit the link below.

DANB Testing Information

CPR Waiver

As of 12/1/20, DANB will discontinue its temporary policy of waiving the CPR requirement for exam candidates who were unable to complete the CPR requirement because of COVID-19.

Exam candidates who apply for a DANB exam online 12/1/20 or later or by mail/fax postmarked 12/1/20 or later will need to have a current DANB-accepted CPR, BLS or ACLS certificate – however, until further notice (dependent on the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions) DANB will temporarily accept CPR certificates that were earned online without a hands-on component.

View the list of online CPR courses offered by DANB-accepted providers.

Exam candidates who are applying for a DANB exam 11/30/20 or earlier can still apply for the CPR waiver.

Download the CPR Waiver Form

Additional Information

The price for the GC exam is $270. You must meet eligibility requirements to take the GC exam.

Exam Eligibility Requirements

DANB’s CDA Application Packet can be used to apply for the GC exam if you would like to submit your application via mail or fax.

CDA Application Packet (PDF)

DANB GC Exam Study Materials

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

GC 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 GC exam.

DANB GC Practice Test
DANB GC Review Part I
DANB GC Review Part II

Testing at Pearson VUE

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Pearson VUE testing centers are operating with reduced capacity and social distancing requirements. For more information, visit the link below.

DANB Testing Information

"How Can I Prepare?"

Taking an exam can be stressful, so we provide as many tools as possible to help you be ready for the big day. To learn more, visit our Prepare for DANB Exams page.

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