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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Keeping Your License Up to Date

All hygienists know that it is important to keep your license current. To do so you must accumulate a certain number or CE credits. Each state has different requirements, if you are unsure of your states requirements click here to check.

There are numerous ways to obtain these credits-
Courses/Classes
OSHA/CPR training
Magazine quizzes....

Try to pace yourself over the 3 years so you aren't scrambling at the last minute

A chart is a good way to keep track of your credits



The state government also charges a licensing fee, most states will send out a renewal notice a month or two before you have to pay it. It is critical that the licensing agency knows your address. If you have moved since your license was issued you need to call that agency to make sure they have your current address.

Most agencies have a website and you are able to renew online.

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