To apply for an education certificate of registration (licence) you must submit a completed and notarized application form. Apply online here.
Your application form is only valid for three months once it is signed and notarized.
Complete instructions, including lists of required supporting documentation, can be found at the end of the online application form.
Applicant fees include a non-refundable application fee, a registration fee, and the current annual licence fee. Payment must be received before the College can issue your licence.
Annual Licence Fee
*All fees must be made in Canadian dollars.
You can make your payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) or certified cheque made payable to The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. All certified cheques must be issued by a Canadian bank or be a Canadian Money Order.
- You have a university degree in dentistry that proves the successful completion of an education in dental studies of at least four years.
- You have a written offer of admission to one of the following:
- A public hospital-based dental internship program in Ontario
- A public hospital-based dental residency program in Ontario
- A dental education program position approved by a faculty/school of dentistry in Ontario, different from those referred to above (a and b)
*The internship, residency or education program must be an accredited program by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or by another accreditation body approved by RCDSO.
- You demonstrate the ability to speak and write English or French with reasonable fluency.
- You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to work in a health profession in Canada.
- If you are or were licensed as a dentist and practised dentistry in another jurisdiction in Canada or in another country, you are not or have not been disciplined, suspended, had your licence revoked or the subject of a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
- You have not been charged and/or convicted of a criminal offense in any Canadian or international jurisdiction.
Limitations of Education Licence
- An education licence is revoked 12 months from the date it was issued or as soon as the internship, residency or position ceases.
- An education licence only allows for practice of dentistry within the scope of your specific internship, residency or educational position. This licence only allows you to practise under the direction of:
- A member of medical or dental staff of the hospital where you your internship or residency is taking place
- A member of the academic staff of the dentistry faculty that approved the position.
- An education licence does not allow a dentist to charge a fee for any services within the practice of dentistry.
All information is subject to change. Applications will be governed by the regulations, and College by-laws and policies in place at the time of submission. If there is any discrepancy information, the requirements stated in regulations shall prevail.