Dental Hygiene Exam Calendar

In order to register for any portion of the Dental Hygiene Exam candidates will need to create an online profile. A complete CDCA profile includes a mandatory photo, proof of graduation, and payment of the appropriate fees.

To avoid late registration fees, the application process must be completed before the registration deadline to allow time for verification. All requests to withdraw from the examination must be received by the application deadline to receive a refund. Candidates requesting to withdraw after the application deadline will be charged a $100 admin fee and have their paid exam fees applied to a future examination.

If “Wait List” is noted in the Status column, you can request to be put on the waiting list by clicking the link. Be sure to include the name of the school you request in your message. Please note: Once you send a message your name will be added to the waiting list, you do not need to email to confirm or follow-up. If a spot becomes available, you will receive a message from our Candidate Services Team.

All waiting list requests are managed by the CDCA, host schools have no participation in the registration process and should not be contacted about registration and scheduling. Contacting the host school may result in you being moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

Dental Hygiene Exam Schedule

The following is a list of examination sites and dates, some affected by mandated COVID-19 closures. CDCA is working diligently to reschedule all examinations impacted by this unprecedented event.

Dates are subject to change due to local conditions. You may search by school, city, or state abbreviation in the search box or navigate using "Next" and "Previous".

Dates for the Traditional Spring 2021 exams will be posted by mid-December.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our COVID-19 page for additional information.

NOTE: A closed site is available to current graduates only. Please do not contact the school directly as they cannot make exceptions and do not have access to CDCA's registration system.

SchoolDateStatusAdditional Information
Hocking College Perry Campus
New Lexington, OH
December 1, 2020 Closed
Register By: 10/19/20
Exam Type: Manikin
Howard University
Washington, DC
December 4, 2020 Open
Wait List
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Register By: 10/19/20
Exam Type: Manikin
Site Info Sheet
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
December 6, 2020ClosedRegister By: 6/29/20
Exam Type: Manikin
Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA
December 11, 2020Closed Class of 2020 Only
Register By: 11/2/20
Exam Type: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
December 15-18, 2020 Open
Wait List
Register By: 11/2/20
Exam Type: Patient
Cavitrons: Not Permitted
Site Info Sheet
MCPHS University (Worcester)
Worcester, MA
February 27, 2021ClosedRegister By: 1/11/21
Exam Type: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
South College
Nashville, TN
March 19, 2021Open
Wait List
Register By: 2/8/21
Exam Type: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
March 21, 2020ClosedRegister By: 2/8/21
Exam Type: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Utah College of Dental Hygiene (UT)
Orem, UT
April 26, 2021ClosedRegister By: 3/15/21
Exam Type: Patient
Site Info Sheet
Middlesex Community College (MA)
Lowell, MA
April 28, 2021ClosedRegister By: 3/15/21
Exam Type: TBD
Typodont: Acadental