2024 Practice Permit Renewals (OPEN)

You must log in before accessing the renewal portal

Start your 2024 Practice Permit Renewal

Anyone requiring a status change must contact the College office. Members are not able to change their own registration status during the renewal process. 

To prepare for your renewal, we recommend that you know and confirm your login credentials by accessing your Member Portal. If you are experiencing difficulty logging in, please e-mail the College office at membersinfo@cdta.ca and we will respond as soon as possible. 



Practice Permits issued to regulated members expire on December 31, 2023 and must be renewed for the upcoming registration year (January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024).

  • Online renewals must be completed (including full payment) before November 30, 2023.  After November 30, 2023 a $400.00 late fee will be applied.
  • Renewals are completed online through your Member Portal.  Applications that do not require College review are approved immediately upon payment in full.
  • Once your renewal application is complete, a 2024 practice permit will be available for download on ir before January 1, 2024.  You may download and print your practice permit of proof of registration.  The Public Registry may also be used to verify registration.

NEW FOR 2024

In previous years, practice permit renewals were due prior to November 1st.  The CDTA's automated online renewal process has allowed the CDTA to shift the renewal deadline to November 30th.  For the 2024 registration year, a completed online practice permit renewal application must be received by the College on or before 23:59 on November 30th, 2023.  After November 30th a $400.00 late fee will be applied. 


Practice Permit Fees for the 2024 registration year are as follows:




General and Provisional


Restricted Activities Authorization

$85.00 (additional)

Late Renewal (November 30-December 31)


A reinstatement fee, equal to the annual registration fee is levied at the time of reinstatement for individuals who do not renew their registration prior to December 31, 2023.

A complete list of approved fees for 2024 is available here.

[1] Applies January 1 – December 31 for full and temporary-conditional members 

[2]Fees for individuals engaged in the unregulated practice of dental technology will not be pro-rated 

The CDTA accepts payments made by MasterCard or Visa

Required Information

The Health Professions Act requires that all Regulated Members inform the College immediately when there are changes to the following information: 

• Employment status, including employer name, address and phone number. 

• Position, title and area of practice. 

• The Regulated Member’s home mailing address and home and work phone numbers. 

Information changes can be submitted to the College office at anytime by email to membersinfo@cdta.ca

Continuing Competence

All regulated members on the general register are required to complete 24 continuing comptence hours every 24-months.

For active regulated members, a new Continuing Competence Program cycle will begin October 1, 2023.

Effective March 31, 2023, Regulated Members must report program credits into the CDTA database through the member portal on the College's website within 90 days of completion of a learning activity.

Before completing your renewal, Regulated Members are responsible to ensure that continuing competence program records for activies completed after March, 31, 2023 have been uploaded to their member portal. 

You can find more information about the Continuing Competence Program here:


Download your Practice Permit

2024 Practice Permits will be available for download on or before January 1, 2024

You can download a certificate of registration. 

1) Log into www.cdta.ca to access your member portal

2) Click on the "membership" tab 

3) "Download Membership Certificate" 

4) Print and display!

How to Access and Print your Practice Permit

Leaving the Profession - Practice Permit Cancellation

Under the Health Professions Act, qualified individuals practicing Dental Technology in Alberta must be registered with the CDTA and have a valid practice permit.  Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians may cancel their Practice Permit and Registration when they: 

  • are taking a leave from practice (ie. maternity leave, lay off etc.) 
  • will no longer be practicing the profession of Dental Technology (such as retirement) 

When you cancel your Practice Permit and registration you: 

  • do not hold a Practice Permit and may not practice 
  • are not covered by professional liability insurance 
  • may not perform any professional services which: 
    • are directly connected to the dental industry in Alberta, and/or 
    • require or benefit from a dental technology background (i.e. dental administration, health authorities, dental insurance, dental sales, dental labs, dental practices, dental education, denture clinics/labs) 
  • may not use the protected titles:
    • dental technologist
    • dental technician
    • registered dental technologist
    • registered dental technician
    • D.T.
    • R.DT
  • are no longer on the Register of the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta 

If you are no longer practicing Dental Technology in Alberta you have two options:

Renew your Practice Permit

If your absence is for a short period, you can renew your practice permit until November 30, 2024. This allows you the flexibility to return to work at any time prior to December 31, 2024 without submitting further information, documentation or paying additional fees to the College. 

Cancel your Practice Permit and Registration

You may cancel your practice permit and registration and then apply to reinstate your practice permit and registration prior to returning to work.  The reinstatement process is different from the renewal process with different registration requirements, fees and timelines.

Regulated Members of the College may resign from the College by submitting:

  • a request for resignation in writing
  • a signed and notarized statutory declaration
  • payment of any fines, fees, costs, dues or levies owing at the time of the resignation request

A reinstatement fee is levied at the time of reinstatement for individuals who do not renew or cancel their practice permit and registration in accordance with the bylaws.

You can download the required statutory declaration here (click): STATUTORY DECLARATION


REMEMBER: Don't Practice without a Permit 

Anyone meeting the requirements for mandatory registration who is found to be engaged in the manufacture of dental appliances with an expired or invalid Practice Permit will be subject to disciplinary action by the CDTA which includes mandatory fines for both the Regulated Member and their employer.