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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for admission into the EFDA program?
Any individual who holds current CDA certification or RDH licensure may apply for EFDA training.

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How long is the EFDA program at Stark State College?
Most students finish the program in as little as 2 semesters (certificate recipients). Degree seeking individuals should expect to complete 5 semesters as a full time student to achieve an Associate of Technical Studies degree.

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Are there any pre-requisites prior to admission into the EFDA (certificate track) program?
Other than proper professional certification/licensure, the only other requirement (pertains to CDA candidates only) is that one must have practiced for one full year as a chair-side dental assistant immediately preceding application to the EFDA program.

Other requirements:

  • Request official high school/college transcripts
  • Complete the Compass placement test
  • BCI/FBI background check through SSC security office

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What is the cost of the program?
Cost will depend on level of education completed. Most students who complete the certificate track do so while investing less than $4000.

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How do I apply for the EFDA program?
Students must register to become a student of the college prior to applying to any program. Steps include (but may not be limited   to)….

  • Complete college application
  • Complete Compass placement exam
  • Have "official" high school (and college if applicable) transcripts forwarded to the college
  • Complete BCI/FBI background check at the security office
  • Complete program application

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How do I obtain additional information?
Contact the program coordinator to schedule an appointment:

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