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How to Become a Licensed Dental Hygienist (RDH) in California, Licensure by Credential

Licensure by Credential (LBC)

A law effective January 1, 2003, allows RDHs who are licensed in a state other than California for 5 years or more to achieve "licensure by credential," rather than through examination.

Once the LBC application is deemed complete, a letter will be sent to the applicant containing information regarding the written RDH law and ethics examination administered by the computer-based testing center (PSI). Qualified applicants must pass the RDH law and ethics examination in order to achieve RDH licensure.