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Recruitment Notice - RDA Workshops

The Dental Board of California (Board) invites you to participate in an examination workshop. Under the facilitation of an OPES testing specialist, licensees will participate in reviewing test items and reclassifying test items to the new examination outline.

There are two upcoming workshops that will be conducted, for two days on Friday and Saturday. You must be able to attend both days. The first one will be held on April 20-21, 2018 and the second one will be held on June 8-9, 2018.   There is a maximum of 10 licensees per workshop, so please confirm your interest in participating as soon as possible to guarantee a spot.  Any newly licensed (within the last five years) RDA’s that are interested in participating  are strongly encouraged to apply. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES).

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has been authorized to enter into a contract with an expert consultant using an abbreviated contract process. Therefore, please be advised that upon your arrival at OPES you will be required to sign a consultant contract in order to participate in the workshop process.

According to the provisions of the OPES’s Examination Security procedures, you will be required to show valid identification and allow for personal belongings and electronic devices, including cell phones, to be secured in the reception area while you participate in the workshop.

The Board appreciates your professional contribution and commitment to developing a successful licensure examination program.

To qualify to serve as a Subject Matter Expert, a licensee must:
1. Possess a license with an active status; 
2. Be in good standing with no current or pending accusations;
3. Agree to not participate at any time, either now or in the future, in any examination coaching or preparation activities (SMEs must not be teaching or working at one of the RDA prep schools); and
4. Enter into an Expert Consultant Contract with the Dental Board of California.

If you are interested in attending, please email Tina Vallery at tina.vallery@dca.ca.gov. Please include your license number in the e-mail.