Registered Dental Assistant Examination

Michigan RDA Examination

The Michigan RDA examination consists of both a clinical and a written portion.  Please see the RDA Exam Brochure on this website for more information.

To take this examination and become registered in Michigan, an applicant must submit an application to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing. You can download an Application Packet at this website or to request an application packet which will include examination information, email us at or call 517-373-8068.

To be eligible for the examination, the application, fee and required documentation must be submitted to the Bureau of Professional Licensing by the deadline date listed below. Please mail to:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909


Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Registered Dental Assistant program that has been approved by the Board.

The Bureau of Professional licensing will mail out an admission letter with complete information concerning the exam approximately 10 to 14 days before the exam. The applicant will receive information on the location and time of the exam along with a map and any additional information needed.

Results are reported approximately six to eight weeks following the examination date. 

RDA Exam Date 

Application Deadline 

Friday, January 8, 2016 at
Baker College of Auburn Hills

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Friday, May 13, 2016 at
Grand Rapids Community College
Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday, August 9th, 2016 at
Delta College

Friday, July 8, 2016