The national examination is based on national entry-to-practice competencies that are built around the dental hygiene process of care. The examination is held in computerized testing centres across Canada and consists of 200 multiple choice questions over two 2-hour sessions. The exam blueprint is available on the NDHCB website. For more information about the national exam: www.ndhcb.ca.
There may be another avenue available to dental hygiene graduates who have applied and have been deemed ineligible for the NDHCB exam. Please refer to the Comprehensive Entry-to-Practice Examination Guide.