Certified Dental Assistant

Fees and costs

Financial Assistance

Please refer to Program Fees for an overview of program expenses. Financial planning prior to entering the program is essential. Financial resources must be in place so that a lack of funds does not become a stressor that will interfere with your program studies and inhibit progression through the program. The UFV Financial Aid Services provides information and assistance for students requiring financial aid. Various funding programs are available for students needing financial help.

Fees and costs

The following fees are approximate and may vary with each individual student:

Tuition (subject to change) $6497.60
Lab Fee $259.80
Lab Coat & Nametag (ordered through UFV) $120.00
Uniforms, Duty Shoes & Safety Glasses $300.00
Coursepacks $300.00
CPR - Level C Course $75.00
Field Trips (Conventions, etc.) $75.00
School Supplies $100.00
Textbooks $500.00
Kilgore Dentoform $340.00
Request to Graduate fee & Regalia Rental Fee $75.00
Semester Based Fees: Student Union Society membership, U-Pass, Campus Connector, Health and Dental, Student Union Building, UFV campus & Radio, Cascade Journalism Society, etc. $681.19
Parking (estimated) $480.00


Please Note:

Upon graduation from the Certified Dental Assistant Program, it is the student's responsibility to apply and license with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

Please note: Fees below are based on 2018/2019 fees and are subject to change in 2019/2020.

Application Fee $340.00

Practicing License Fee (temporary – 3 months)
Half year (Sept-Feb)


National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) Exam $525.00
Certified Dental Assistants of BC (CDABC) Student Membership $30.00
Total estimated cost (Approx.) $10,796.08


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