The Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, Inc. (CITA) is a non-profit corporation that was founded on July 15, 2005. CITA is composed of five (5) member states (Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina,West Virginia) and one (1) territory (Puerto Rico). CITA is an independent regional testing agency which administers the CITA dental and dental hygiene clinical licensure examinations in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and the territory of Puerto Rico.
The CITA examination is recognized for licensure in a total of twenty-six (26) states/territories. Those recognizing jurisdictions are:
Alabama, Colorado , Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota , Oregon , Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas , Vermont (dental only), Virginia, Washington (dental only), West Virginia , and Wisconsin .
The state board of dentistry is the agency to which a candidate must individually apply for licensure in a jurisdiction. Candidates must inform themselves of the requirements of the states in which they wish to be licensed and complete an application with the individual jurisdiction prior to undertaking any activity which may be construed as the practice of dentistry. As such, questions regarding licensure or state requirements should be addressed to the appropriate state board of dentistry.