DTEE Route

Dental Technology Education Equivalence (DTEE) Route


This route is available if you have graduated from a dental technology program not approved by CADTR, or another dental health program in Canada or outside of Canada..

Step One- Credentialing and Competency Assessment

Contact the Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators (CADTR) and successfully complete Credentialing and Assessment with CADTR.

To get started you will need the following:

  • A report from a Designated Credential Assessment (DCA) organization recognized by CADTR that authenticates your credentials.
  • An official transcript for the degree, diploma, or certificate.
  • Course outlines or syllabi: A description of all relevant courses taken from the educational institution or, in extenuating circumstances, alternative documents approved by CADTR.
  • If you graduated more than 24 months prior to the date of your application, you must provide evidence of 1300 experiential hours in dental technology practice gained three years before the date of application. Check the Experential Hours Form or Credentialing Application Guide for more information.

If you do not meet these requirements when you apply and pay your non-refundable application fee, you will have 12 months from the date of application to fulfill them.

Check the OSAT site for tools and resources to help you with credentialing.

Apply when you are ready to you can do so through the Applicant Portal.


Step Two – Prepare to Register with the College

If you have any questions about applying to the College, please contact the Registration team at info@cdto.ca or (416) 438-5003.



Step Three – Apply to register with CDTO for General Certificate of Registration

Step Four – Register with CDTO

Once you have submitted your online application the College will review your application for completeness and will notify you of the outcome.


If your application is complete and you meet all of the registration requirements you will receive an email notification to complete the final step: payment of the registration fee. Once payment is confirmed you will receive email confirmation of registration with the College and your registration number.

It is important to note that before you are legally authorized to practice the profession in Ontario and can use the protected title Registered Dental Technologist or RDT you must obtain Professional Liability Insurance (PLI).

Your wall certificate (General Certificate of Registration) and RDT Stamp will be sent to you by mail/courier.


If your application is incomplete the College will contact you to help resolve any outstanding items, obtain clarification of information provided in your application or request additional documentation.


If you do not meet all of the registration requirements the Registrar will refer your application to the Registration Committee for review.  You will be notified in writing of the referral and reasons for referral and be advised of your right to make written submissions within 30 days of receiving notice.  The Panel of the Registration Committee will review your file including submissions received and render a Decisions and reasons, including information on appeals.

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