EFDA Certification Course Only


This course is certified by the Florida Board of Dentistry. The EFDA certification course consists of 16 hours of training to include 8 hours of didactic online training and 8 hours of clinical hands on training of expanded functions dental assisting tasks. The course requires participants to pass an online examination and a clinical hands on portion, which adequately tests competency in each subject area. Participants must obtain a score of at least 75% out of a possible score of 100% on the written exam and must also demonstrate clinical proficiency in the EFDA procedures assigned in our facility.  Each participant who successfully completes the course is issued a certificate of completion.

  Requirements = Minimum of 3 months on the job training with a licensed dentist.

On-the-job training is required for the performance of certain remediable tasks and consists of training in those tasks by a licensed dentist who assumes full responsibility for assuring that the dental assistant has completed appropriate training in order that he/she is competent to perform the EFDA duties. A dental assistant must complete a minimum of 3 months of on-the-job training, including hands on training, before enrolling in an expanded duties course.


Florida requires Out of State or on the Job Trained Dental Assistants  to obtain BOTH their Florida EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) and Dental X-ray Certification. You can take each courses separately or at the same time to obtain both of your Florida Certifications from our School in a Combo Course in just 1 day! All our courses are Approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

To attend the EFDA and Dental X-ray Certification Courses  you must provide proof of training in dental assisting by either having an employment/training verification form signed by a dentist (all forms are under “My Account” across the top of our website)  or we can use your certifications from another state as proof of training in dental assisting.

You must email the signed Employment Verification Form or copy of your Out of State Certifications BEFORE ATTENDING  “Part 2″ of the course for the Clinical Hands On Assessment held in our office on the designated date.

All our  courses are in a hybrid  with 2 Parts. Part 1 – the instructional written portion of the course and exam(s) (State Board Exam(s)) are completed online BEFORE you can attend Part 2. Part 2  is the clinical hands on portion of the course completed in person at our facility on the specified class date you select at Registration. (offered 2 times per month) Your Florida Board of Dentistry Certification(s) will be given once you complete Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1  – passing the online Exam(s) with a 75% or better and  Part 2 – Clinical Hands On Procedures – demonstration of competency in performing dental assisting procedures (EFDA) and/or taking Digital X-ray  in our facility. (see the Performance checklist in “My Account”)

A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and/or Dental Radiology Certification will be given once you complete Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1  online exam(s) with a 75% or better and demonstration of competency in Part 2 of the Clinical Hands On procedures in our facility. (see the Performance checklist in “My Account”).


 You can bring your own supplies or they all can be rented for $50.  Review the Performance Checklist (attached) for the materials needed to bring to class, Whichever type of materials your offices uses for you to complete the procedures on the list are ok to bring to Part 2. We have the mixing bowls and spatulas for your use but all other supplies you must provide. These items must be brought to class and are not provided by the school but can be rented for $50 for the day (purchase at registration). Bring enough supplies to use in the course, approximately 2  of each disposable item.

4 hole slow speed motor with a straight  attachment (for polishing  & making a temporary w/acrylic bur)
Acrylic bur
Temporary crown and bridge material (whatever material your office uses)
Temporary Cement
Prophy paste
Disposable prophy angle
Alginate (enough for upper and lower impressions)
Plaster or stone (to pour Alginate Impression for Study Model)
Sealant Material
IRM and Cavit (any temporary filling material your office uses)
Base or Liner  (Fuji, Dycal, Ketac, whatever your office uses)
1 Piece of Dental Dam Material
Safety glasses
Basic set up (mirror/explorer/cotton pliers/air-water tip)
Disposable saliva ejectors
Face mask
Disposable gloves (5 pairs)

These items must be brought to class and are not provided by the school but can be rented for $50 the day of class. Bring enough supplies to use in the course, approximately 2 of each disposable item.

EFDA Course Information

Part 1 of the course taken online on our website is divided into 4 Units/Sections with an online Exam at the end. Each Unit will have study material to review or download to your computer. Once you review the material you are required to take an End of Course Online Exam (State Board Exam). The Exam is not timed and once you submit your answers to the exam online it will be automatically graded. If you receive a 75% or better on your Exam you are finished with Part 1 of the course and only need to wait and attend Part 2 in our facility for the Clinical Hands On portion.

Instructions for Taking a Course

Once you register for the course, make payment and select the date that you wish to attend Part 2 of the course (the hands on portion in our facility) you will automatically have access to the material to begin Part 1. You can log in and out of the site as may times as needed until you complete Part 1 of the course the online portion using the Username and Password you set up when your registered for the course. Once you log in, go to the tab across the top “My Courses”.  In the INTRODUCTION SECTION – you will find the Employment Verification.

You can also download the material onto your computer to view offline.

You must email or fax us a Employment Verification Form prior to attending Part 2 of the course to (fax) 727.279.4631 or info@academy4da.com

If you have any other questions please feel free to call us at 727.914.0599

PLEASE NOTE: Once you Register and make your payment you will need to select a CLASS DATE. Once you make your payment is processed you will be redirected to pick a class date. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE COURSE PAGE AND SELECT A CLASS DATE TO ENROLL IN.