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(1) An applicant seeking licensure in Washington by examination, must successfully complete a written and practical examination approved by the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (commission).
The examination will consist of:
(a) A written examination. Only the National Board Dental Examination Parts I and II, or the Canadian National Dental Examining Board examination will be accepted, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section.
(b) A practical/practice examination containing at least the following sections:
(i) Restorative;
(ii) Endodontic;
(iii) Periodontal;
(iv) Prosthodontic; and
(v) Comprehensive treatment planning or diagnostic skills.
(2)(a) The commission accepts the following practical/practice examinations provided the testing agency offers at least the sections listed in subsection (1)(b) of this section and the candidate tests in those same sections:
(i) The Western Regional Examining Board's (WREB) clinical examination;
(ii) The Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS) clinical examination;
(iii) The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) formally known as Northeast Regional Board (NERB) clinical examination;
(iv) The Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) clinical examination;
(v) The Council of Interstate Testing Agency's (CITA) clinical examination;
(vi) Examination results of a U.S. state or territory with an individual state board clinical examination; or
(b) The commission will consider acceptance of the complete National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) of Canada clinical examination as meeting its standards if the applicant is a graduate of an approved dental school defined in WAC 246-817-110 (2)(a).
(3) The commission will only accept results of approved practical/practice examinations taken within the preceding five years from the date of an application for licensure.
(4) The commission may, at its discretion, give or require an examination in any other subject under subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section, whether in written or practical form or both written and practical.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.040. WSR 16-14-067, § 246-817-120, filed 6/30/16, effective 7/31/16; WSR 08-23-019, § 246-817-120, filed 11/6/08, effective 12/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-120, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
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