Each area of study has a Basic and Advanced level. The Basic level builds your foundational knowledge by learning the applicable regulations and standards, while the Advanced level further develops your basic knowledge by including specific required course work along with a competency exam is administered by an independent third party. Advanced Courses teach you how to analyze, evaluate, and apply information learned in your practice. Advanced Courses prepare you for the competency exam that is administered by an independent third party. Upon successfully passing the competency exam you will be awarded credentials appropriate to your course of study, either Certified Dental Specialist in OSHA (CDSO™), Certified Dental Specialist in HIPAA (CDSH™), or Certified Dental Specialist in Risk Management (CDSRM™)
You do not need to take a Basic Course before signing up for an Advanced Course.
As a proud member of Quality Matters™, our Advanced courses meet or exceed educational standards for online higher education. Founder, Linda Harvey developed the courses along with educational design and subject matter experts.