Simple steps to help you through the RDA application process

Step 1

Required Certifications for RDA application:

These Certifications have to be from California. Certifications or License from other States will not be accepted and are not valid. CPR can be from any state.

Step 2

Download the RDA application then choose your applications:

There is an application fee to be added.

Your LIVESCAN page is now included in the #1 application for the RDA.

Previous fingerprinting from the green cards or any other source are not valid. The state requires new fingerprinting on this form only.


Price will vary, so ask.

Some are by appointment only and some are walk-in, so ask.

Step 3

Send in the application.

Make sure to make copies of everything you send & send certified!

Step 4

The Dental Board will contact you by mail when your application has been accepted. This may take a while. After acceptance you will have 1 test to take. The Dental Board will notify you by mail where and when.

WRITTEN: The Dental Board will notify you of your location options for testing. The test will be given on a computer and you will know if you passed or failed immediately.

Step 5

After you have sent in your application to the Dental Board, and while you are waiting for your acceptance letter to take your written, you will need to study.

RDA Review Manual Access

Step 6

Once you have been notified by the Dental Board you have passed the written test, you will be sent your RDA card.

25 CEU’s will not be due for the first 2 years.