Section 28 of the Health Professions Act requires that an applicant be sufficiently proficient in English to be able to engage safely and competently in the practice of dental technology. All dental technologists and dental technicians in Alberta must be able to communicate clearly with the clients and patients in English.
• Applicants whose primary language is not English and/or whose dental technology program of study was conducted in a language other than English will be required to provide proof of English language competence.
• Applicants may be exempt from this policy when an applicant is currently registered in a jurisdiction where there is an equivalent English proficiency requirement.
• Official English language scores must be sent directly from the testing service to the College.
• Examination scores will be accepted only if achieved within the most recent two (2) years.
• Applicants may choose to complete either TOEFL iBT or IELTS.
English Language Tests Accepted by the CDTA and Accepted Achievement Level for Each