EFDA Program Admissions

Application Period

EFDA program applications are accepted February 1 - May 31.

Getting Started at SPSCC

If you are not a current SPSCC student, you need to apply to the college to get your ctcLink ID number and ClipperID. You’ll use your ClipperID to access your SPSCC email – an important piece of applying to this program.

Before Applying to EFDA

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

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. 

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. 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

To apply to the EFDA program, complete the following two steps in order.

Step 1

Prior to completing the online EFDA application, print the Sponsorship Form and obtain the signature of your sponsoring dentist.  Do not submit the form directly to Enrollment Services or EFDA staff.  Instead, you will attach the signed sponsorship form to your online application in Step 2 below.

EFDA Sponsorship Form

Step 2

Select the application link below to complete the online application, to attach all required documentation including the Sponsorship Form, and to pay the non-refundable $25.00 application fee.

2024-2025 EFDA Application

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.

Have Questions?

Program Curriculum and Requirements:
Laura Moe-Genther, Director of Dental Assisting Program

General Application Questions:
Rob Masterson, Program Specialist, Enrollment