64B5-2.0146. Licensure Requirements for Applicants from Non-Accredited Schools or Colleges  


Effective on Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 1Prior to applying to take the American Dental Licensing Examination (ADLEX) and the Laws and Rules Exam (Written Examination), as specified in rule 2464B5-2.013, 25F.A.C., complete and submit Application for Credentials Review For Graduates From Non-Accredited Dental Colleges or Schools, Form DH-MQA 1254 (10/11), incorporated herein by reference and available at 52http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02022, 54or the Department of Health’s website at http://floridasdentistry.gov.

    62(1) An applicant who otherwise meets the requirements of section 72466.006(3), F.S., 74and chooses to apply pursuant to section 81466.006(3)(a), F.S., 83will be required to:

    87(a) Complete, at an accredited American dental school, a matriculated general dental program which consists of either 4 years of dental subjects or 2 years of predental education followed by 3 years of dental subjects.

    122(b) Receive a D.D.S. or D.M.D. from the institution at which the dental school is located.

    138(c) Present to the Board at least 30 days prior to the dental examination the following documents:

    1551. Official transcripts issued by the dental school which verify completion of all coursework requirements of the dental program or certified copies thereof.

    1782. A D.D.S. or D.M.D. issued by the dental school or a certified copy thereof.

    193(2) An applicant who otherwise meets the requirements of section 203466.006(3), F.S., 205and chooses to apply pursuant to section 212466.006(3)(b), F.S., 214will be required to:

    218(a) Complete a full-time, matriculated Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association accredited supplemental general dentistry program, which provides didactic and clinical education to the level of an accredited D.D.S. or D.M.D. program, which has a duration of at least two consecutive 262academic years at the sponsoring institution.

    268(b) Receive a dental diploma, degree or certificate from the sponsoring institution upon successful completion of the program.

    286(c) Present to the Board the following documents:

    2941. Official transcripts issued by the sponsoring institution which verify completion of all coursework requirements of the supplemental dental education program,

    3152. A dental diploma, degree or certificate issued by the sponsoring institution or a certified copy thereof; and,

    333(3) It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure that the application for licensure is complete, including assuring that all required documents are submitted timely.

    357(4) After approval to sit for the ADLEX examination, the applicant shall successfully complete the practical or clinical examination which is the American Dental Licensing Examination (ADLEX) produced by the American Board of Dental Examiners and the Diagnostic Skills Examination, as specified in rule 40164B5-2.013, 402F.A.C., through the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA). Candidates who have completed the ADLEX, after October 1, 2011, in another jurisdiction other than Florida are subject to additional requirements as stated in section 436466.006, F.S.

    438(5) After completion of the ADLEX examination, applicants shall submit Dental Licensure Application, Form DH-MQA 1182 (Rev. 05/2019), incorporated herein by reference and available at 463http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11188, 465or the Department of Health’s website at http://floridasdentistry.gov.

    473Rulemaking Authority 475456.013, 476466.004(4), 477466.006(3) FS. 479Law Implemented 481456.013, 482456.048, 483456.0635, 484466.006 FS. 486History–New 10-15-92, Formerly 21G-2.0146, 61F5-2.0146, Amended 9-24-96, Formerly 59Q-2.0146, Amended 8-19-97, 5-20-01, 6-7-05, 12-26-06, 6-30-09, 3-18-12, 12-11-12, 2-25-15, 11-7-16, 6-4-18, 10-4-18, 10-22-19.