Certifying with DANB

  • Climb DANB's Certification Ladder

    NELDA

    Now entry-level dental assistants can earn DANB certification with DANB's new National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) certification! Find out how to jumpstart your career today.

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  • Preparing for DANB exams?

    The DALE Foundation

    Study with the DALE Foundation! DANB's official affiliate, the DALE Foundation, offers online courses and study aids to help you review for DANB exams and earn CDE. Check out the course catalog to learn more!

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  • Maintain Certification

    DANB Recertification

    Renewing your DANB® certification shows your commitment to lifelong learning.

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Getting Started

  • Select an Exam

    With a DANB certification, you'll enjoy enhanced employment opportunities! Find out how to earn your CDA®, COA® and other DANB certifications.

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  • Apply

    DANB offers national certification exams, certificates of knowledge-based competency exams and state-specific dental assisting expanded functions exams. Find out how to apply for a DANB® exam today.

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  • Prepare

    DANB wants you to be as prepared as possible for your certification and component exams with these helpful exam reference materials.

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