RDA/RDAEF Exam Info

Updated: 8/14/18

New RDA Combined Examination Launched on May 24, 2018

For those seeking information about the new “combined” or blended examination, look no more!  The FADE has been actively involved and watching the transition which, by all accounts, has been very smoothly executed by the Dental Board and the Office of Professional Examination Services. We were pleased to see that, for the most part, we may have been overly concerned.  Frankly, if you are not paying attention to what is happening, you will get lost for sure!

From the new examination plan to the new format, the combined RDA is a blend of both the law and ethics examination and the general chairside examination.  The new format and content is comprehensive enough to cause concern for the Work-Experience-Pathway candidate.  As always, we will caution anyone not graduating from a Board-approved RDA program to take the time necessary to study from a reliable source.

To purchase a copy of the FADE RDA Combined Written Exam Prep Book, go to our PUBLICATION tab on the home page menu and follow the instructions to add a copy of the book to your cart.  Textbooks usually arrive within two to three days of purchase unless it is a weekend.

 

Updated: 1/23/18

RDA EF 2018 Examination Schedule

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Updated: 11/9/17

RDA Examination Application Forms and Fees Updated by the DBC on 10/19/17

Those looking to apply to take the RDA written examinations will be surprised to know that on October 19, 2017, the Board increased all fees associated with licensure application, renewal and maintenance for all licensees.  The application form for RDAs has been broken up into sections.  Candidates need to be aware of each section, its purpose, and which applies to you depending upon the eligibility pathway you are looking to take.

FADE is providing the latest information necessary to apply based on each pathway – see below.  For a listing of the latest fees, click this attachment: fee_increase_2017.

The application documents needed for those who are qualifying by graduation from a formal education, Board-approved RDA program are:

  1. The basic RDA application: RDA Basic app
  2. Formal education verification form:  Formal Educ Verification Form
  3. Formal education instruction packet:  Formal Educ Path Instr

The application documents needed for those who are qualifying by work experience only are:

  1. The basic RDA application:  RDA Basic app
  2. Work experience verification form:  Work Exper Verification Form
  3. Work experience instruction packet:  Work Exp Path Instr

The application documents needed for those who are qualifying through a “blended model” using a combination of work experience and non-Board approved, non-RDA education hours are:

  1. The basic RDA application:  RDA Basic app
  2. Blended work and education verification form:  Blended Work and DA Educ Verification Form
  3. Work experience instruction packet:  Work Exp Path Instr