Illinois Dental Hygienists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Illinois 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.
10/1/2021 to 9/30/2027
Provider ID #217994.

The Illinois State Board of Dentistry Dept. of Professional Regulation and Education accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

The Illinois State Board of Dentistry Dept. of Professional Regulation and Education accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists are required 48 hours every three years, 24 of which may be completed by individual study.* Licensees who prescribe controlled substances shall complete 3 hours on safe opioid prescribing practices.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder; or the safe pharmacological management of dental pain and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment of patients with (or at risk of developing) opioid and other substance use disorders, one-time only.

Dentists authorized to administer influenza vaccines are required 4 hours relative to vaccine administration, one-time only.

Dental Hygienists are required 36 hours every three years, 18 of which may be completed by individual study.*

NEW Beginning January 1, 2023, a health care professional who has continuing education requirements for license registration or renewals must complete at least a one-hour course in training on implicit bias awareness per renewal period. A health care professional may count this one hour for completion of this course toward meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing education.

Beginning January 1, 2020, all licensees are required to complete 1 hour of continuing education specific to sexual harassment prevention every renewal period.

Beginning January 1, 2021, all licensees who are considered mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect are required to complete training on the subject within 3 months of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter. Dentists and dental hygienists must complete the training at least every 6 years thereafter. The training will count toward meeting a licensee's required continuing education, and is provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

*NetCE courses are considered individual study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, State Board of Dentistry at (217) 785-0800, or refer to and for additional information regarding your continuing education.

Licensees may complete the DCFS mandated reporter training online at