Become Certified

As a professional association, we are offering 3 types of certification:

Certified Professional Dental Office Administrator
Certified Professional Dental Office Manager
Certified Professional Dental Consultant


Becoming certified represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence and sets a benchmark for the practice of effective Dental Office Administration on all levels. It emphasizes the strategic role of office administration and management in dental clinics and plays an important role in securing members’ positions as equal within their respective clinics. 

Each designation signifies that an individual has achieved and continues to actively demonstrate mastery of its Competency Framework. Through a national examination and assessment process, each certified member must demonstrate the core competencies relevant to their profession and role.


Here are the top reasons to get certified:

Career Advancement

Surveys consistently suggest that certified individuals earn higher salaries and gain more opportunities for career advancement.

Professional Opportunities

Certification proves to prospective employers that your expertise is confirmed by the Dental Office Managers Association of Canada, a national governing body for dental office administration professions.

Proven Professional Achievement

Documented evidence of your professional achievement leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as a certified professional.

Greater Adaptability

Certified professionals demonstrate that they are committed to continuing education, allowing them to adapt more effectively to a rapidly changing technology environment.

Increased Credibility

Certification credentials increase your standing in the community by attesting to the integrity of your knowledge and skills and the reliability with which you can apply them.

Employer Confidence

Certification helps employers match skills to job requirements and provides confidence that employees have the right skills for the job.

Industry Recognition

The high-integrity examination and certification process ensures that our certified members are the national standard for dental office administration.

Continued Professional Growth

Recertification requirements, combined with a variety of learning resources, ensure that your knowledge keeps pace with a rapidly changing field.


We are still building the infrastructure for certification.  Our plan is to launch the certification process in early 2023. Please feel free to review our Certification Protocol and the Certification Application Form. 

The best way to stay up to date with progress on this topic is to become a member and partake in our periodic newsletter or visit our booths at the leading dental trade-shows.


Certification Protocols

Application For Certification

Application for Certification & Examination Fee

Certification / Renewal Fee

If you failed the initial exam, you can pay the re-examination fee, to take a second exam, or to submit an appeal form (with fee) to have our committee reassess your exam.

Re-Examination Fee

Examination Grade Appeal Fee