Posted on June 18 2012


CDAA is currently accepting proposals to lease its lucrative Continuing Education program. This past year, CDAA has worked hard to listen to the voices of our Corporate Members. CDAA’s Corporate Member’s requested that CDAA focus its member services towards programs that assist Corporate Members versus individual Dental Assistants. We are working towards providing member services that are in line with a true federated association of dental assisting organizations.

In line with the concerns of our Corporate Members, CDAA is releasing the delivery of online continuing education for delivery by a third party.

As part of our commitment to transparency, a tendering process is announced with bids in response to the enclosed Request for Proposal (RFP) to be accepted by any of our Corporate Members or former Corporate Members, conditional on agreement to return to the CDAA federation.

CDAA will be accepting bids until September 30, 2012. The decision of the winning bid will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of CDAA in Winnipeg on October 27th, 2012.

The successful bidder will win the leasing rights to the marketing and sale of the Continuing Education courses to Dental Assistants throughout Canada for a three to five period (to be negotiated at the time of contract awarding). The bidder will be responsible for the upkeep and management of the courses.

Since developed in 2011, CDAA has not actively marketed the Continuing Education Program, yet it has generated significant revenue in continuing education orders from courses CDAA developed and through reselling of courses developed from the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA). CDAA has had a special agreement with ADAA, who yearly provide CDAA with a catalogue of newly developed and updated courses. CDAA believes the program could generate more than $20,000 of profit annually, if marketed effectively.

In order to qualify, the bidder organization must:

  • Be a current Corporate Member of CDAA or return as a Corporate Member
  • Be willing to be responsible for the upkeep and management of the courses
  • Demonstrate how their organization would deliver this service nationally

Bidders will have an opportunity to look through the current courses offered and speak to CDAA about the technical operations of the program.

Common questions are answered in the attached document:CDAA CE Q&A

Further questions may be directed to Mark Buzan, Executive Director of CDAA at or at 613-521-5495