Renew a dentist licence

All dentists in the Yukon must:

  • register;
  • hold a Yukon licence; and
  • renew their licence every year.

You can renew the following licence types:

  • general resident
  • general non-resident
  • specialist resident
  • specialist non-resident

Each licence type listed below includes information on:

  • eligibility;
  • continuing competency requirements;
  • the documentation you'll need to provide to renew; and
  • fees.

We recommend you review this information before you apply to renew your certificate.

Renew using the online portal

Renewal period

The renewal period begins February 1. Apply for your renewal by March 1. This ensures we can process your certificate before it expires on March 31.

It's illegal to work in the new licence year before we've renewed your licence.

Processing time

We typically review applications within 30 business days. We'll confirm you've met all the legal requirements before we issue your certificate.

We cannot process your application if you have not provided us with all the documentation we need.

A general resident licence allows you to:

  • use the title of dentist; and
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew a full certificate if:

  • you hold a current general resident licence for the Yukon; and
  • you've met all continuing competency requirements.

Continuing competency requirements

The Yukon’s Dental Profession Act and Regulations require dentists to keep their knowledge and skills up to date by fulfilling annual continuing competency requirements. These include minimum continuing education and professional practice hours.

You can only claim hours in your renewal application that you completed in the 3-year period before you submit your application.

Requirements

You need:

  • at least 300 professional practice hours; and
  • at least 60 hours of continuing professional education (CE).

Log into the portal to see what activities and supporting documentation we accept.

Additional documents

When you renew online, you must also provide the verification of registration from each jurisdiction you're currently licensed.

Tip

The portal gives more information on how to submit these documents.

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $200

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your $200 annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

A general non-resident licence allows you to:

  • use the title of dentist;
  • practise in the Yukon for 3 months or less in a licence year; and
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew a general non-resident licence if:

  • you hold a current general non-resident licence for the Yukon; and
  • you've met all continuing competency requirements.

Continuing competency requirements

The Yukon’s Dental Profession Act and regulations require dentists to keep their knowledge and skills up to date by fulfilling annual continuing competency requirements. These include minimum continuing education and professional practice hours.

You can only claim hours in your renewal application that you completed in the 3-year period before you submit your application.

Requirements

You need:

  • at least 300 professional practice hours; and
  • at least 60 hours of continuing professional education (CE).

Log in to the portal to see what activities and supporting documentation we accept.

Additional documents

When you renew online, you must also provide us with the verification of registration from each jurisdiction you're currently licensed in.

Tips

The portal gives more information on how to submit these documents.

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $50

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your $50 annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

A specialist resident licence allows you to:

  • use the title of dentist and indicate a specialty; and
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew a specialist resident licence if:

  • you hold a current specialist resident licence for the Yukon; and
  • you've met all continuing competency requirements.

Continuing competency requirements

The Yukon’s Dental Profession Act and Regulations require dentists to keep their knowledge and skills up to date by fulfilling annual continuing competency requirements. These include minimum continuing education and professional practice hours.

You can only claim hours in your renewal application that you completed in the 3-year period before you submit your application.

Requirements

You need:

  • a total of 300 professional practice hours; and
  • at least 60 hours of continuing professional education (CE).

Log in to the portal to see what activities and supporting documentation we accept.

Additional documents

When you renew online, you must also provide us with the verification of registration from each jurisdiction you're currently licensed in.

Tips

The portal gives more information on how to submit these documents.

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $200

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your $200 annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

A specialist non-resident licence allows you to:

  • use the title of and indicate a specialty dentist;
  • practise in the Yukon for 3 months or less in a licence year; and
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew a specialist non-resident licence if:

  • you hold a current specialist non-resident licence for the Yukon; and
  • you've met all continuing competency requirements.

Continuing competency requirements

The Yukon’s Dental Profession Act and Regulations require dentists to keep their knowledge and skills up to date by fulfilling annual continuing competency requirements. These include minimum continuing education and professional practice hours.

You can only claim hours in your renewal application that you completed in the 3-year period before you submit your application.

Requirements

You need:

  • a total of 300 professional practice hours; and
  • at least 60 hours of continuing professional education (CE).

Log in to the portal to see what activities and supporting documentation we accept.

Additional documents

When you renew online, you must also provide us with the verification of registration from each jurisdiction you're currently licensed in.

Tips

The portal gives more information on how to submit these documents.

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $50

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your $50 annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

 

Go to the online portal

1. Log in to the portal.

2. Update your continuing competencies.

  • Click on the “Continuing competency” tab in the top menu.
  • Review what’s required, what you can claim and the documentation we need.

3. Apply to renew your licence.

  • Click on “Licensing” and “Renew my licence”.
  • Here you’ll find the step by step process to renew your licence.
  • Upload all the necessary documents and information.

4. Complete the application form

5. Submit the form.

Contact: 

For questions about the renewal process, email [email protected] or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.