There are 140 scored questionS with 15 non-scored questions. The test is administered by a company called PSI. There are many test site locations located in California, with the closest location in Anaheim.
You will be taking the timed test on a computer that is provided.
Upon completion of your test, you will be given a pass or fail, and the results will be immediately sent to the California Dental Board.
As of April 6, 2017, the Dental Board of California voted to suspend the practical part of the Registered Dental Assisting exam. Until further notice there will be no practical exam given.
The below announcement was taken from the Dental Board of California’s website.
- ALERT – Suspension of the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Practical Examination On April 6, 2017, the Dental Board of California (Board) voted to suspend the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) practical examination as a result of the findings of the review of the practical examination conducted by the Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES) of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 1752.1, the Board may vote to suspend the practical examination if the review conducted by the OPES concludes that the practical examination is unnecessary or does not accurately measure the competency of RDAs.
- Click here to be redirected to the Dental Board of California’s website where you will find the RDA Examination Plan