California Dental Hygienists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

California Dental Professionals

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Nationally Approved PACE Program
Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021
Provider ID #217994.

NetCE is a Registered Provider with the Dental Board of California, Provider #RP3841.

Continuing Education

Attention California Health and Mental Health Professionals:
Due to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, there have been changes to licensing requirements. For those licensed by a board under the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Director will temporarily waive continuing education requirements for licenses due to expire between March 31, 2020, and September 30, 2021. These temporary waivers do not relieve such individuals from timely complying with any other renewal requirements, including completing and submitting the required renewal forms to the governing licensing agency. Additionally, continuing education and any associated fees for those seeking to reactivate or restore a license will be temporarily waived. Licensees must satisfy any waived renewal requirements within six months of this order, unless further extended, and activated or restored licenses pursuant to this waiver will be valid for six months, or until the State of Emergency is terminated, whichever is sooner. For more information, please visit

As part of California’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, on March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom announced the state is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in California during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, the state is opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases. To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, Newsom is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today. For more information, please visit

NetCE is also closely monitoring board notices regarding continuing education requirements. Please check our website regularly for updates.

NetCE is a Registered Provider with the Dental Board of California, Provider #RP3841.

Dentists are required 50 hours every two years, 25 of which may be completed by home study. A minimum of 2 of the 50 hours must be in infection control and 2 in the California Dental Practice Act every two year licensing period.

Dental Hygienists and Assistants are Required 25 hours every two years, 12.5 of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 2 of the 25 hours must be in infection control and 2 in the California Dental Practice Act are required every two years.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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Please contact the Dental Board of California at (916) 263-2300 or for additional information regarding your continuing education.