Requirements in place for the CADP Quality Assurance Consultant Certification Course and the certificates issued.
There are two (2) categories of consultants certified by CADP
The Procedural Quality Assurance Consultant is a non-dentist. This classification requires a minimum of three (3) years in the dental field, i.e. auxiliary, dental assistant, registered dental assistant, registered dental hygienist, dental office staff, or insurance industry experience.
The Certified Quality Assurance Consultant is a dentist. This classification requires:
- Current valid license to practice dentistry in the United States without encumbrances.
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the dental field after graduation from dental school with a statement of clinical practice experience.
- Minimum of one (1) year in the insurance industry; i.e. auditor, consultant or plan staff.
A certificate of course completion only is awarded to those attendees who attend and successfully complete the course but do not meet the requirements for certification outlined above. The course completion certificate acknowledges the ability to perform a quality assurance review. However, the licensure, clinical or insurance requirements for certification has not been satisfied. Person holding a course completion certificate are encouraged to pursue positions which allow these deficiencies to be corrected.
CADP requires all reviews intended for use in the shared warehouse be performed by CADP Certified Consultants. This requirement validates the principle of the shared review by assuring that all consultants have met minimum requirements.