Recertification

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Online Renewal

DANB certification is valid for one year. Protect your DANB credentials and avoid late fees by renewing your certification before it expires. To accommodate your busy schedule, DANB offers online renewal, a convenient way to recertify.

Renew Online Now

Has Your Certification Expired?

Don’t lose your hard-earned DANB certification. If your certification has expired and the three-month grace period has ended, reinstatement options are available.

Find Out How to Reinstate Your Certification

CDE Audit

Under DANB’s Continuing Dental Education (CDE) audit system, Certificants are required to document their CDE credits. Upon renewal, DANB Certificants are randomly selected for audit. Find out what to expect if you are selected for CDE audit.

Learn More About DANB CDE Audits

Emeritus Status

Are you retiring from the dental assisting profession? Or have you developed a permanent and total disability? DANB offers Emeritus status to qualified DANB Certificants who want to hold honorary credentials.

Find Out More About Applying for Emeritus Status

Certificant Recognition Program

DANB’s Board of Directors and staff are proud to honor DANB Certificants’ years of certification through DANB's Certificant Recognition Program. Maintaining your DANB certification shows your commitment to the dental assisting profession and demonstrates your competency to employers and patients.

Have You Been DANB Certified for Five Years or More? 

Update on DANB Certification Renewal

Due to COVID-19, DANB has implemented several new, temporary renewal policies. Please read below for details.

  • CPR Certificate
    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.

  • Renewal Forms
    We encourage you to renew online by logging in to your DANB account. Log in to my DANB account. If you would like to mail or fax your renewal, you may download the form below.
    Download the Certification Renewal Form
  • Infection Control and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Requirements
    The requirement to earn at least 2 CDE credits in infection control and 1 CDE credit in OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard is still in effect. There are several free or low-cost online courses on these topics that you may complete. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact DANB at recertification@danb.org.


We hope the temporary policy changes above will assist you in renewing your DANB certification. If you need additional assistance or have other questions or concerns, please reach out to us at recertification@danb.org to discuss your options. We can work with you to find a solution.