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Competency Profile and Examination Blueprints

A competency profile describes the practice requirements of denturists, at the time of entry into the profession, in order to provide safe, effective and ethical patient care. The profile is of value to users both within and outside the profession, however the primary uses are to:

  • develop a blueprint for the registration examinations
  • provide a guide for the curriculum of accredited education programs

The content of the exams is aligned with the National Competency Profile. Using the competency profile, examination blueprints are created taking into consideration the frequency of the task in practice. The exam blueprints inform candidates about what the exam will test and guides the College to design exams that are comparable from one time to the next. This affords all candidates equal opportunity to show whether or not they have the competencies that are necessary to practice safely and effectively. The examination blueprints are documents that show the relative weightings on the examination (MCQ and OSCE) for areas of the competency profile.

Candidates writing examinations are encouraged to review the current competency profile and exam blueprint to provide direction for exam preparation.

National Competency Profile

MCQ Exam Blueprint

OSCE Exam Blueprint

New Competency Profile

In May 2020, Council approved a new Competency Profile.  The implementation for this profile is for the June 2025 registration examination.

National Competency Profile (English)

National Competency Profile (French)

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