The CDA Exams
RHS (RADIATION AND HEALTH AND SAFETY) EXAM
On this exam, you’ll need to answer 100 questions in 75 minutes. To pass this test, you’ll need to learn about radiation exposure, preventing exposure, how to take radiographs, and more.
ICE (INFECTION CONTROL EXAM)
Like the RHS exam, the ICE also has 100 questions and a 75 minute time limit. The ICE covers material relating to sanitization, avoiding cross contamination, controlling infections and disease throughout the clinic, and other similar topics.
GC (GENERAL CHAIRSIDE) EXAM
This exam is 90 minutes long with 120 questions. This exam goes over identifying emergencies caused by underlying diseases, preparing treatment rooms, knowing procedures, and much more. This is the only exam in the CDA series that requires eligibility requirements. These requirements vary, but are along the lines of having a degree from a CODA certified school or having 3,500 hours of clinical experience over the span of 2-4 years. For more information on the eligibility requirements, you can find the options on the DANB’s GC exam page.