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C.E., exam waiver granted for California professionals with licenses expiring March 1-31

March 01, 2021 2312

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs last Friday issued the waiver, which gives licensees an additional six months (through Aug. 26) to complete or demonstrate compliance with C.E. requirements and take and pass any examination necessary to renew a license.

Dentists, registered dental hygienists, registered dental assistants and other professionals who have active California licenses that expire between March 1 and March 31 now have additional time to satisfy the examination and continuing education requirements for license renewal.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs last Friday issued the waiver, which gives licensees an additional six months (through Aug. 26) to complete or demonstrate compliance with C.E. requirements and take and pass any examination necessary to renew a license. 

The new waiver and other waivers issued early in 2020 are largely the result of CDA’s consistent advocacy to assist dentists  who continue to face restricted or limited in-person education and training necessary for licensure. 

The state-of-emergency order issued in March 2020 gave the Department of Consumer Affairs the authority to waive statutory or regulatory professional licensing requirements as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Licensees still must complete and submit any required renewal forms and pay renewal fees on time.

C.E. options for dentists, dental professionals

Registration opened today for CDA’s virtual convention set for May 13-16. Dentists and their teams can choose from over 60 C.E. courses spanning both required C.E. and emerging topics in dentistry.