CE Requirements

Below are the basic Indiana state CE requirements for dentists and hygienists.

 

Current Licensure Cycle: March 2, 2018 – March 1, 2020

  • All continuing education courses must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry (ISBD) in order to apply toward the licensure credits.
  • ADA, IDA and local component continuing education credits are all approved by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry.
  • You receive one CE hour per state or national meeting you attend.
  • Lecture credits are issued one hour per every one hour of attendance.
  • Workshop credits are issued two hours per every one hour of participation.

 

Basic CE Requirements for Dentists (at least 20 hours total)

  • Indiana Ethics, Professional Responsibility & Jurisprudence (2 credit hours)
  • Practice Management (not required, but a maximum of 5 credit hours can be applied in this category)
  • Annual HIPAA Training as a Federal mandate (no specific amount of hours)*
  • New for 2018-2020: Opioid Prescribing & Abuse (2 credit hours for all dentists with a CSR license)
  • Minimum of 10 Credit hours must be earned from live presentations
  • Annual OSHA/Infection Control Training as a Federal mandate (no specific number of hours)*

 

The Indiana State Board of Dentistry requires that dentists earn at least twenty (20) credit hours in continuing education courses each license period (every two years beginning March 1 of even-numbered years). A dentist must earn two (2) hours of Indiana Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Jurisprudence during each license period. No more than five (5) credit hours of practice management may be earned towards the requirement for the license period. At least ten (10) hours of dentists’ CE must come from live presentations.

 

Basic CE Requirements for Hygienists (at least 19 hours total)

  • Indiana Ethics, Professional Responsibility & Jurisprudence (2 credit hours)
  • Practice Management (not required, but a maximum of 5 credit hours can be applied in this category)
  • Annual HIPAA Training as a Federal mandate (no specific amount of hours)*
  • Minimum of 9.5 Credit hours must be earned from live presentations
  • Basic Life Support Certification (can only apply 2 credit hours to fulfill this requirement)
  • Annual OSHA/Infection Control Training as a Federal mandate (no specific number of hours)*

 

Hygienists must earn at least nineteen (19) credit hours of continuing education courses each licensing period. Hygienists also need to earn the two (2) hours of Indiana Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Jurisprudence and not earn more than five (5) credit hours of practice management toward the requirement for the license period. At least half (9.5 hours) of hygienists’ CE must come from live presentations.

 

Indiana Statutes and rules outlining the ISBD requirements can be found at IC 25-14-3, 25-13-2, 828 IAC 1-5.* Annual Federal mandates for OSHA and HIPAA training, not a licensure requirement per ISBD.

 

All continuing education courses are not created equal. It is very important for each dental professional check the credentials of each course in which they participate. Only courses recognized by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry will count for credit toward renewing your license. All Indiana Dental Association courses and courses of the local dental societies are credentialed by the ADA Continuing Education Recognized Providers (ADA CERP) and accepted by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry.

 

Contact Us

Jay Dziwlik, Assistant Executive Director 800-562-5646 Jay@INDental.org

 

 

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The Indiana Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.