Infection Control Competency Assessment


Two Career Paths

UConn School of Dental Medicine has developed an Infection Control Competency Assessment (ICCA) Self Study Course, Materials and Exam. The ICCA meets the 2019 legislation, which requires all Connecticut Dental Assistants to pass the Dental Assistant National Board’s (DANB) Infection Control Examination (ICE) or an infection control competency assessment administered by an institution accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. All dental assistants must provide records demonstrating successful completion.

2019 Bill 2019PA-00056-R00SB-00807-PA
Citation ICCA Citation

  • If hired prior to July 1, 2019 Dental Assistants must successfully complete the DANB ICE or a Competency Assessment Exam by October 1, 2020.

  • If hired after July 1, 2019 have fifteen months from the start of employment to receive on-the-job training by a licensed dentist to prepare for and pass the exam or assessment, if they have not done so already. 


Radiation Health & Safety Competency Assessment

All in One Place

Registration of $150 per person includes the following:

  • Self-Study Courses: Use the modules and self-assessment questions to prep for the exam
  • Competency Exam: Exam consists of 75 questions.
  • Letter of Completion: UCONN School of Dental Medicine to issue letter upon successful completion of the exam.

Register for the ICCA Today!

Test Dates:
June 22, 2024, 8:00 AM
July 13, 2024, 8:00 AM
July 27, 2024, 8:00 AM

  • What is the ICCA Registration Process?

ICCA’s Online Learning Modules

Biological Hazard Control

  • Principles of disease transmission
  • OSHA, CDC standard precautions
  • Prevention strategies

Instrument Processing

  • Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient Care items and Instrument Processing
  • Storage for Sterilized Items and Cleaning Supplies
  • Environmental Infection Control

Chemical Hazard Control

  • Identify risks
  • Protection/Safety measures
  • OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • Compliance use; disposal

Clinical Applications

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • How to prepare and break down an operatory
  • Sharps Safety

Questions? Contact Dawn Champagne, CSDA Interim Director, Professional Development at or (860) 378-1800.