The Annual Renewal period runs from early September to October 31 each year.
Renewal covers the permit period of November 1 to October 31.
Typically, an individual will apply once to become a registered dental hygienist on the ACDH Register. Dental hygienists are required to apply for a renewed practice permit through ACDH’s renewal process prior to October 31st every year, regardless of when an application was approved.
For example, a registrant whose application was approved on October 1st would still need to apply for renewal prior to October 31st of the same year.
Registrants who do not have a complete and approved Renewal application by October 31 are not able to practice dental hygiene until they have their complete application approved by the College. Practicing dental hygiene in Alberta without a valid practice permit is considered unprofessional conduct and may result in misconduct fine.