EFDA Program Admissions

Application Period

The application cycle is currently closed.  EFDA program applications are accepted March 1–June 1.

Getting Started at SPSCC

If you are not a currently-enrolled SPSCC student, you need both an SPSCC Student ID Number and an active SPSCC email address to apply.

Before Applying to EFDA

Review the EFDA Pathway Map and make sure that you've met all Admission Requirements.

Admission Requirements

Minimum eligibility for entrance to the program: Applicants to the EFDA Program must be currently registered as dental assistants with Washington State (RDA). Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years restorative chairside dental assisting experience within the last 5 years. If an applicant has not graduated from an ADA/CODA accredited dental assisting program they must have a current CDA certificate through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Applicants must have a dentist willing to commit as their sponsoring dentist.  Applicants must also have all passing scores on the EFDA Pre-entrance Exam.   

Priority consideration will be given to those students who have 5 or more years of restorative chairside experience, current certification with the Dental Assisting National Board (CDA), and have submitted a complete application prior to other qualified applicants. Scores on the Pre-entrance Exam will also be considered during the final selection of applicants into the program.

Application procedure: Applications for the EFDA Program will be accepted beginning on the first business day in March. Those received by the first business day in June will be given priority consideration for admission over applications received after the first business day in June. There is a required, non-refundable $25.00 application fee due at the time of application. For an EFDA application to be complete, all required documentation must be included.

Health & safety: Applicants must have current and valid health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification and proof of Hepatitis B immunity.


EFDA Sponsorship Form and Application

The application cycle is currently closed.

After you apply:

Confirmation that the application was received will be sent by email.  After applying, applicants who met the application deadline should regularly monitor both their SPSCC email and the Application Self Service Center for updates.  In the Application Center, applicants can monitor their status, take notice of any additional requirements needed to complete their application file, and view other action items or entry decisions.  Notifications and any additional communication from program staff will be sent only to the applicant's SPSCC email.

Need Help?

Program Curriculum and Requirements:
Dana Larson, EFDA Program Director
Cozette Polzin, EFDA Faculty

General Application Questions:
Rob Masterson, Program Specialist, Enrollment