Tennessee CE Requirements

Registered Dental Assistant

# CE Required: 24 hours

Required Topics: CE hours must include chemical dependency education (minimum 2 hours CE)

RDAs are required to keep a current CPR card at all times. CPR hours may be counted as CE hours.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is defined as successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Providers course, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, or an equivalent course, which provides training for healthcare professionals in CPR and the use of an AED by a Tennessee Board-approved training organization. The course must be conducted in person and include a skills examination on a manikin with a certified instructor.

Renewal Period: Every 2 years. (Renewal cycle is January 1 of an odd year to December 31 of an even year.)

More informationTennessee Board of Dentistry Website


  • See the link above for detailed CE requirements
  • All RDAs must keep a current CPR card at all times