Michigan CE Requirements

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

# CE Required: 36 hours every 3 years

Required Topics: All Michigan registered dental assistants (RDAs) must possess current certification in basic or advanced cardiac life support for health care providers with a hands-on component from an agency or organization that grants certification pursuant to standards substantially equivalent to the American Heart Association standards. In addition, applicants for renewal of an RDA license must have earned, during the 3-year period prior to the expiration date of the license, 36 hours of continuing education in courses or programs approved by the Board, with

  • At least 12 of those hours in programs related to clinical issues
  • 2 hours in pain and symptom management
  • 1 hour in dental ethics and jurisprudence (effective for renewal applications beginning April 26, 2022)
  • 1 hour in infection control (effective for renewal applications beginning April 26, 2022)

Beginning June 1, 2022, an applicant for license or registration renewal must complete a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant’s license or registration cycle (a total of 3 hours for an RDA).

Notes: A minimum of 12 hours must be completed through synchronous live courses or programs that provide direct interaction between instructors and participants. No more than 18 hours may be earned asynchronously, non-interactive.

An RDA seeking license renewal must complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meets the following standards:

(a) Training content that covers all of the following:

(i) Understanding types and venues of human trafficking in Michigan or the United States.
(ii) Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings.
(iii) Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
(iv) Specifying resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.

(b) Acceptable providers or methods of training include any of the following:

(i) Training offered by a nationally recognized or state-recognized health-related organization.
(ii) Training offered by, or in conjunction with, a state or federal agency.
(iii) Training obtained in an educational program that has been approved by the board of initial licensure, or by a college or university.
(iv) Reading an article related to the identification of victims of human trafficking that meets the requirements of subdivision (a) of this subrule and is published in a peer review journal, health care journal, or professional or scientific journal.

(c) Acceptable modalities of training may include any of the following:

(i) Teleconference or webinar.
(ii) Online presentation.
(iii) Live presentation.
(iv) Printed or electronic media.