Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

With the Dental Hygienists Regulation and Bylaws now in effect, the CDHBC PLAR program is no longer accepting applicants at this time. For any questions related to this please contact CDHBC at

Pathway 3: CDHBC Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Information

The CDHBC PLAR portfolio process provides registered dental hygienists the opportunity to demonstrate their previous learning gained through diverse practice experiences since graduating from their diploma dental hygiene education. Please review the detailed “365-Exempt Registration Information Guide” for an overview of all pathways involved to apply for 365-Day Rule Exempt Registration.

Any registrant considering applying to PLAR should read the following information prior to completing the Pre-Application Self Assessment Form. 

‚ÄčThe Pre-Application and the CHDBC-PLAR Application links are found on at the following Thompson Rivers University (TRU) pages: