Maintain Certification

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Renewing DANB® certification shows employers and patients that you are continuously improving your clinical knowledge.

The dental assisting profession constantly faces emerging technologies and new information. Staying on top of these issues is critical to succeeding in your career. Learn more about recertification and why renewing your DANB certification is essential for ensuring competency in dental assisting.



DANB certification is valid for one year. Renewing your certification annually protects your DANB credential and shows your commitment to the dental assisting profession.

DANB’s Recertification Requirements
CDE Audit 
DANB-Accepted CPR Providers
Certificant Recognition Program 
Emeritus Status 

Continuing Dental Education

There are several ways to obtain CDE credits required for recertification. Current DANB Certificants can earn 12 CDE credits through DANB’s Professional Development Examination Program (PDEP). Find out how to maintain your valuable credentials in a convenient, affordable way. The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, also offers e-learning courses that earn three to 12 CDE credits, depending on the course, upon successful completion.

Learn More About CDE Opportunities 

Time for Renewal? Renew Online!
  • Protect your DANB credentials
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest issues
  • Ensure competency to employers and patients
  • Differentiate yourself from other dental assistants
  • Continue to improve your clinical knowledge

Renew Your Certification Online