Status: Registration is Open ~ You must possess a current BLS certificate before registering for this course. Registrations will not be processed without this document.
Please read the following information and then click on "View details page" below and look for the "OMSA Initial Certification Course Format" tab to read more detailed information before registering for this course.
The OMSA "Initial Certification" Course consists of didactic self-study curriculum composed of narrated PowerPoint Presentation videos with quizzes and a Practice Final, narrated Final Exam Review Course lecture videos, and a Final Exam.
You will have up to 4 months to complete the OMSA Course.
To be eligible to participate in the OMSA Initial Certification Course, you must have a current BLS (Basic Life Support) certificate*. Please do not register for this course until you have a current BLS certificate. After you’ve registered and provided a copy of your current BLS (Basic Life Support) certificate, CALAOMS staff will process your registration and email you a "Confirmation of Registration" packet. You will also receive two emails with your Login instructions and Password from "firstname.lastname@example.org" within 10 business days.
*Classroom-based BLS course or online BLS course work with in-person skills testing is accepted. Online only BLS course is not accepted.
Starting in June of 2021, your OMSA Certificate will only be valid for 2 years. You must Recertify by the end of the year that your OMSA Certificate expires.
Description: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (OMSA) Initial Certification Course
The California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s OMSA certificate received by taking this course is an "Industry recognized certificate of completion" and not a State or Board recognized certification, permit, or license. The OMSA certificate does not allow the dental assistant to perform any additional duties other than those allowed by the Dental Practice Act.
Presenters: CALAOMS OMSA Committee members
CE units: 36