|(a) In addition to the general qualifications for licensure
contained in §103.1 of this chapter (relating to General Qualifications
for Licensure), an applicant for dental hygienist licensure by examination
must present proof that the applicant has taken and passed the appropriate
clinical examination administered by a regional examining board designated
by the Board.
(b) Designated regional examining boards.
(1) The following regional examining boards have been
designated as acceptable by the Board as of the effective dates shown:
(A) Western Regional Examining Board, January 1, 1994;
(B) Central Regional Dental Testing Service, January
(C) The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments,
January 9, 2015;
(D) Southern Regional Testing Agency, January 1, 2005;
(E) Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA),
January 1, 2009.
(2) Examination results will be accepted for five years
from the date of the examination.
(1) If an applicant for Texas dental hygienist licensure
fails three dental hygiene clinical examination attempts, the applicant
must complete 40 hours of clinical remediation through a CODA-accredited
dental hygiene program before approval will be issued to take another
(2) If an applicant fails four or more dental hygiene
clinical examination attempts, the applicant must complete 150 hours
of clinical remediation through a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program
before approval will be issued to take another clinical examination.
(3) All programs of clinical remediation require prior
approval by the Board. Applicants will be responsible for locating,
identifying and obtaining approval from the Board prior to registration
for any program.
(4) Re-examination must be accomplished within 18 months
following the date the Board approves a remediation program for the
|Source Note: The provisions of this §103.2 adopted to be effective September 21, 2004, 29 TexReg 9003; amended to be effective February 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 716; amended to be effective December 22, 2010, 35 TexReg 11254; amended to be effective May 29, 2013, 38 TexReg 3345; amended to be effective July 8, 2021, 46 TexReg 4025