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Registered Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions - Explanation of Radiation Safety Certificate

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I need a copy of my x-ray certificate, but I lost it, what do I do?
    • You can request a new certificate from the Board (Board) in writing. IF the Board has a record of your course completion, you will be required to pay a fee of $25 for a replacement certificate.
  • I am moving out of state, and the new state needs verification of my x-ray certification. I sent the certificate to the Board to be put on my license, and I no longer have it, what do I do?
    • What you are ultimately requesting is a certification verification. You need to make your request to the Board in writing, along with the $25 fee for a verification of a certificate.
  • I took my x-ray course in the ‘80s, I now need a copy of my certificate, what do I do?
    • You can request a new certificate from the Board in writing. IF the Board has a record of your course completion, you will be required to pay a fee of $25 for a replacement certificate.
  • The Board sent me a another copy of my x-ray certificate last year, but I lost it, do I have to pay again?
    • Yes. The Board must perform the same research to provide the document, therefore, the fee is earned.
  • I sent my request for a license certification 2 weeks ago, how long does it take?
    • The license certification process takes approximately 4 weeks, plus mailing time.

Approved Courses

Visit our approved courses web page.

Verification of Completion

Verification of completion of radiation safety is to be retrieved from the provider who taught the course if taken within the last 5 years.

If the course was taken longer than 5 years ago, you can request a new certificate from the Board in writing. IF the Board has a record of your course completion, you will be required to pay a fee of $25 for a replacement certificate.

If the Board does NOT have a record of your course completion, you will need to retake the course.

If you need to retake the course, please see the list of approved courses.

  • For more information, contact (916) 263-2595