The Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators (CADTR) is excited to announce the launch of its Credential Evaluation and Competency Assessment Services. Canadian and international applicants who wish to become registered and licensed to practice dental technology in Canada can start their journey by applying through CADTR’s new online applicant portal!

This is just one part of a range of improvements designed to ensure that applicants to the dental technology profession receive accessible, efficient and consistent service.

What is New!

  • Graduates from dental technology or dental health programs can start the application to have their credentials evaluated and entry-to-practice competencies assessed, requirements for registration with most Dental Technology Regulator’s (DTRs), in one place.
  • The entire application process, including payment, can be done online, saving you time and money!
  • A new national Dental Technology Entry-to-Practice Assessment (DTETPA), offered in two parts, has replaced the lengthy entry-to-practice exams offered by the different regulators across Canada.
  • Part one of the DTETPA is the Knowledge-Based Assessment (KBA) which is computer-based and administered online, offered twice a year.
  • Part two of the DTETPA is an in-person Performance-Based Assessment (PBA), offered in at least two provinces across Canada each year.
  • Successful completion of the CADTR credential evaluation and the DTETPA will allow you to start your application with a Dental Technology Regulator in Canada to become licensed to practice.

Get Ready to Challenge the New DTETPA!

The Credentialing Application Guide provides step-by-step instructions for completing your application and submitting required documents.

Part one of the DTETPA, the KBA, is scheduled on March 26, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the PBA, held in person, is scheduled for a later date.  As we recognize the economic hardships faced by many during these times, the KBA fee has been discounted for 2021. Please note that fees may increase in 2022.

We encourage you to get started on the journey to becoming a licensed dental technology professional in Canada here.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Paola Bona, CADTR Credentialing & Assessment Services (CAS) Manager at