FAQs - Continuing Education

What is the deadline to renew my license for the 2022-2024 biennium?

The deadline to renew your license for the 2022-2024 biennium is midnight on February 28, 2024. You can report your CE credit online at CEBroker.com. When you are ready to renew, you can do so at http://www.flhealthsource.gov/. We recommend you do not wait until the deadline to renew.

What is the link for CE Broker?

Direct link for the CE broker:


Where can I find information for rules and regulations for licensure renewal?

You can visit www.floridasdentistry.gov/renewals/ for information for rules and regulations for licensure renewal.

What is Online CE?

As a member benefit, the Florida Dental Association offers free continuing education 24 hours a day to member dentists. FDA’s online CE program offers credit the popular Today’s FDAcolumn, “Diagnostic Discussion.” Members can earn up to 6 CE hours through FDA’s online CE.

Click here to view the available 'Diagnostic Discussions' course descriptions and speaker bios.

You can access these programs at any time via the link above. Each course is accompanied by a multiple-choice test to obtain CE credit. After you have completed the course, your test will be reviewed and you will be emailed a CE certificate. CE certificates will be emailed on a weekly basis. As an added benefit, your credits will be posted to CE Broker the first Friday of each month.

What are the Florida Board of Dentistry approved CE Providers?

  • American or National Dental Associations
  • Florida Dental Association or it's components.
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Red Cross, American Heart Association, & American Cancer Society
  • American Medical Association's Liaison Committee for Medical Education
  • A dental, dental hygiene or dental assisting school accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • A hospital, college, university, or community college, accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education
  • Providers and courses approved by the Board of Dentistry listed in CEBroker

How many hours of CE credit do I need to renew?

General Hours28 
Medical Error2 
Domestic Violence2Due every third biennium.
HIV/AIDS2Due for the first renewal only.
Current CPR Certification0Required to have a current CPR Certification and it must be a live course.
Safe and Effective Prescribing of controlled substances2Effective July 1, 2019, required for all dentists at every renewal. This course may be included to meet the 30 total general hours required. Board approved courses are found at https://apps.cebroker.com/cs/courses/fl/dentist/sa=3313.

Source: https://floridasdentistry.gov/renewals/dentist/#tab-ce

First Biennium Renewal: If you are newly licensed and renewing your license for the first time you are only required to complete 2 hours on Prescribing Controlled Substances and 2 hours of HIV/AIDS.

During the licensure biennial renewal period that begins on March 1, 2020 and every licensure biennial renewal period thereafter, all dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level shall take the following continuing education instead of the continuing education required in subsection (1): A four (4) hour board approved continuing education course in Medical Emergencies that shall include airway management as a component of the course. The continuing education must be taken through a board approved continuing education provider. The continuing education required by this subsection may be included in the thirty (30) hours required by Section 466.0135, F.S.

Besides taking CE courses, what are the other ways I can obtain CE credit?

  • 6 hours for participating in dental hygiene exercise
  • 8 hours for participating in dental clinical exercise
  • 11 hours for participating in both exercises listed above
  • 6 hours for participating in pro bono dental and dental hygiene services to the indigent residing in Florida (Credit calculated at a ratio of 1 CE credit for each 1 hour of patient services)
  • 11 hours total for participating as an expert witness in disciplinary review cases
  • 3 hours per semester/quarter if participating as part of a course at an accredited school as adjunct or part-time faculty.
  • Up to 4 hours for attending a meeting of the Board of Dentistry wherein disciplinary cases are considered.
  • 2 hours as an anesthesia inspection consultant

What are the CE Broker account options?

Basic Account (FREE)

  • Connect with your licensing board.
  • See your complete course history.
  • Take courses within your account.
  • Report hours manually.
  • Check your compliance status anytime.

Professional ($39.99 / year)

  • Everything in Basic.
  • Personalized compliance transcript.
  • Detailed views of missing requirements.
  • Track for multiple licenses.
  • Store all certificates & heart cards.
  • View and export past transcripts.
  • Know when each requirement has been met.

Concierge Account ($124.99 / year)

  • Everything in Professional.
  • Dedicated account manager.
  • One-on-one help to stay on track.
  • We do all the reporting for you.
  • We find approved courses for you.
  • We make sure you're compliant.

When should I renew by mail?

You must renew you license by mail for the following reasons:

  • You need to change the status of your license
  • You do NOT have a credit card or debit card to complete the transaction online and need to pay using a cashiers check or money order
  • Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status
  • Your license is in a Volunteer status
  • You need to request a name change

To renew by mail, you must properly log into www.FLHealthsource.gov and print your renewal notice by selecting the Renew License link, then click on the Renew by Mail option.