Accreditation Surveys

The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) conducts approximately 30 surveys every year. A survey involves a program preparing extensive documentation, which is reviewed by a survey team. The team includes educators who conduct an on-site visit of the program.

Program Fee Schedule
CDAC prepares a program fee schedule for accreditation of educational programs.
Download the Program Fees.

Educational Programs

The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) accreditation process requires that non-accredited programs requesting accreditation and accredited programs seeking to renew their accreditation go through an accreditation survey. Information on the accreditation application and renewal process, the length of the accreditation survey and the period of program accreditation can be found in the CDAC Guide to Accreditation (PDF 94 KB).

Accreditation Surveyors

Individuals participating in accreditation surveys must have a background in the disciplines of the program surveyed (i.e. dentistry, dental specialty, dental hygiene or dental assisting). Surveyors must also have clinical and/or educational experience and must be familiar with the concepts of learning outcomes and graduate competencies.

Surveyor responsibilities include reviewing the documentation submitted by the program, conducting on-site interviews with program faculty members, staff and students, and writing the accreditation survey report. Individuals wishing to be accreditation surveyors should contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).