Washington State dental hygienists are required to complete 15 clock hours of continuing education (CE) annually. WAC 246-815-140
Continuing education is defined as any of the following activities:
(a) Continuing education courses offered or authorized by industry recognized local, state, private, national and international organizations, agencies or institutions of higher learning. Examples of sponsors or types of continuing education courses may include, but are not limited to:
(b) (i) The Washington State Dental Association, American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Washington Dental Hygienists' Association, American Dental Hygienists' Association, National Dental Hygienists' Association, including the constituent and component/branch societies;
The Department of Health may randomly audit up to twenty-five percent of practitioners for compliance with the continuing education requirements after the credential is renewed as allowed by chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 7.
For more information, visit the Washington State Department of Health's dental hygienist continuing education web page.
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ADHA Online CE Courses
ADHA offers a wide selection of convenient online continuing education courses in easy-to-use self-paced modules. Each course is followed by a post-test that can be completed and submitted online, by fax or by mail. Course fees are noted, $18 (ADHA members), $30 (non-members) or free. Courses range from 2 to 4 CE units per course. Successful participants will be awarded either 2 or 4 CE units for each course, as noted. To begin, simply click on the highlighted text for each course below. Follow the program instructions to complete the course module, payment and post-test submission. Immediately following submission of the post-test for all CDE World courses, tests are scored and successful participants are immediately provided a CE certificate. For all other courses, you will receive confirmation of your score and a CE certificate via email within four weeks of your test submission. A minimum test score of 80% is required for successful completion of all courses.
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Procter & Gamble’s Crest Oral-B On-Line CE: at http://www.dentalcare.com
Choose from more than 150 free continuing dental education courses – a CE library provided exclusively by Procter & Gamble’s Crest Oral-B. The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider and is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry for Fellowship, Mastership, and Membership Maintenance Credit. See details below.
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