What are Restricted Activities?

Part 0.1: Health Services Restricted Activities of the Health Professions Act defines which health service are considered restricted activities. Restricted activities are regulated health services that by law can only be performed individuals who are authorized to perform them.  

The Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation establishes which restricted activities can be performed by Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians and further defines the additional training requirements necessary to apply for restricted activities authorization. Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians must always restrict themselves to performing only those restricted activities which they are authorized, and competent to perform, and that are appropriate to the regulated member's area of practice.  

Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians who wish to perform restricted activities must first successfully complete Council-approved additional training and be authorized by the College.  Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians who are authorized to perform restricted activities must familiarize themselves with Sections 10-13 of the Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation and ensure that they perform only those activities that are within the scope of practice for the profession and their individual competence.

Regulated members are responsible to know, understand and adhere to the Standards of Practice including but not limited to the Standards of Practice: Restricted Activities, and the Standard of Practice: Supervision of Restricted Activities. 

Not all Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians are authorized to perform restricted activities.  If a Dental Technologist or Dental Technician is authorized, it will show on the General Registry and their practice permit.

Questions about scope of practice and performing restricted activities should be directed to the CDTA: 

Email: tara@cdta.ca        
Phone: 780-469-0615 

Continuing Education 

In collaboration with NAIT, a combined Asepsis (IPC)/Client Care Course has been developed to provide regulated members with the necessary skills and knowledge to be authorized to perform restricted activities. This course is approved by the CDTA Council to meet the legislated advanced training required for registered dental technologists and registered dental technicians to apply for restricted activities authorization.

Upon successful completion of this course, regulated members must apply to the CDTA for authorization prior to performing authorized restricted activities.

Find out more information about the course and register here.

*The College is not involved in the delivery of the course. The Course is delivered and maintained by NAIT. Any questions about registration, dates, or course content, should be directed to NAIT. 

Applying for Restricted Activities Authorization 

Qualified Regulated Members must apply to the CDTA for restricted activities authorization prior to providing any direct patient care. You can access the application form below. 

Restricted Activity Recognition Application Form