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State-by-State: Dental Continuing Education License Renewal Requirements*

 

State

Every Renewal Period

(In Years)

DDS 

CE units Required

RDH

CE units Required

RDA

CE units Required

State Dental Board Website

Alabama

1

20

12

0

Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama

Alaska

2

28

14

0

Alaska Department of Commerce

Arizona

3

72

54

0

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

Arkansas

2

50

40

0

Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners

California

2

50

25/35

25

Dental Board of California

Colorado

2

Not Required

Colorado Dental Board

Connecticut

2

25

16

0

Connecticut State Dental Commission

Delaware

2

50

24

0

Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

District of Columbia

2

25

15

0

DC Board of Dentistry

Florida

2

30

24

0

Florida Board of Dentistry

Georgia

2

40

22

0

Georgia Board of Dentistry

Hawaii

2

32

20

0

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Idaho

1

15

12

0

Idaho Board of Dentistry

Illinois

3

48

36

0

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

Indiana

2

20

14

0

Indiana State Board of Dentistry

Iowa

2

30

30

20

Iowa Dental Board

Kansas

2

60

30

0

Kansas Dental Board

Kentucky

2

30

30

0

Kentucky Board of Dentistry

Louisiana

2

40

24

0

Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

Maine

2

40

20

0

Maine Board of Dental Practice

Maryland

2

30

30

0

Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners

Massachusetts

2

40

20

0

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry

Michigan

3

60

36

36

Michigan Board of Dentistry

Minnesota

2

50

25

25

Minnesota Board of Dentistry

Mississippi

2

40

20

0

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners

Missouri

2

50

30

0

Missouri Dental Board

Montana

3

60

36

0

Montana Board of Dentistry

Nebraska

2

30

30

0

Nebraska DHHS Office of Oral Health and Dentistry

Nevada

1

20

15

0

Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners

New Hampshire

2

40

20

0

New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners

New Jersey

2

40

20

10

New Jersey State Board of Dentistry

New Mexico

3

60

45

30

New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care

New York

3

60

24

0

New York State Board Of Dentistry

North Carolina

1

15

6

0

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners

North Dakota

2

32

16

8

North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners

Ohio

2

40

12

0

Ohio State Dental Board

Oklahoma

3

60

30

0

Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry

Oregon

2

40

24

0

Oregon Board of Dentistry

Pennsylvania

2

30

20

10

Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry

Rhode Island

3

60

30

0

Rhode Island Department of Health Dentistry Licensing

South Carolina

2

28

14

0

South Carolina Board of Dentistry

South Dakota

5

100

75

60

South Dakota State Board of Dentistry

Tennessee

2

40

30

24

Tennessee Board of Dentistry

Texas

1

12

12

6

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

Utah

2

30

30

0

Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

Vermont

2

0

12

0

Vermont Board of Dental Examiners

Virginia

1

15

15

0

Virginia Board of Dentistry

Washington

1

21

15

0

Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission

West Virginia

2

35

20

20

West Virginia Board of Dentistry

Wisconsin

2

30

12

0

Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board

Wyoming

Not Required

Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

 

* ACES has compiled this information to assist you in understanding your state’s continuing education requirements. ACES cannot guarantee that this information is accurate and it is each professional’s responsibility to comply with their state’s continuing education requirements. We have included a link to your state’s licensing board so you can get additional information on your unique continuing education requirements. If you notice that any information on this chart is not accurate, please email ACES at aces@aces4ce.net so we can look into the situation and update this page.



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