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Graduates of nonaccredited schools.

(1) An applicant for Washington state dental licensure, who is a graduate of a dental school or college not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation shall provide to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (commission):
(a) Materials listed in WAC 246-817-110 (1), (3), (5) through (8), and (10) through (13);
(b) Official school transcript or diploma with dental degree listed transcribed to English if necessary;
(c) Evidence of successful completion of at least two additional predoctoral or postdoctoral academic years of dental education.
(i) Additional predoctoral or postdoctoral dental education completed prior to July 1, 2018, must be obtained at a dental school in the United States or Canada, approved, conditionally or provisionally, by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
(ii) Additional predoctoral or postdoctoral dental education completed after July 1, 2018, must be obtained in a dental program in the United States or Canada, approved, conditionally or provisionally, by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and include clinical training; and
(d) An applicant for Washington state dental licensure must provide proof of successful completion of an approved:
(i) Practical/clinical examination; or
(ii) Qualifying postgraduate residency program, approved by or administered under the direction of the commission authorized in RCW 18.32.040.
(2) Upon completion of the requirements in subsection (1)(a) through (c) of this section, an applicant may be eligible to take the practical examination as approved in WAC 246-817-120 (2) through (4).
(a) The commission may issue examination approval up to six months before an applicant has completed the two additional predoctoral or postdoctoral academic years of dental education.
(b) An applicant must provide a letter from the school where the two additional predoctoral or postdoctoral academic years is being obtained indicating expected date of education completion.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002 and 18.32.0365. WSR 16-17-104, § 246-817-160, filed 8/19/16, effective 9/19/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.002, 18.32.040, and 18.32.222. WSR 14-20-064, § 246-817-160, filed 9/26/14, effective 10/27/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-160, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]