Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Dental Assistant interview
Answer this question with a simple yes or no. If your certification is not current, assure the interviewer that you are going to renew your certification. If you have an existing, and valid, certification be sure to bring the documentation with you so that the interviewer can take a copy for your file.
Basic answer example
"I am CPR Certified. I brought a copy of my card for you to scan, for my file. This certification is valid for another two years."
Entry Level answer example
"I have not yet obtained my CPR certification; however, I am registered to take the CPR course next weekend. I will certainly be certified before my potential start date."
Experienced answer example
"I have been CPR certified for the past fifteen years. I did notice that my most recent certification is close to expiring so I will be sure to renew this before starting this role."
View user-submitted Answers
Are you CPR certified?
No but I would like to be.
Why a Dental Assistant?
No, not yet. I just got back from holidays and would really like to sign up for the course. I took the course through school and found it a great skill to have, because you never know what could happen and if you are there you may be able to help.
Do you have any office/administrative experience?
I am not currently, I have plans to get certified.
I am CPR certified. Every year I make sure to renew my certification as it also helps me keep up with my ODAA points.
Yes I have just renewed it.
I am first aid and CPR certified.
No, but I will be in a few weeks.
Yeah I was cpr certified during school it was a cool class to take.
Yes. I am CPR certified, along with my certification in X-rays.
Yes, while in Dental Assisting school I was certified though HeartQuest LLC.
Yes, Through HeartQuest LLC.
Yes, through HeartQuest LLC.
The best experience ive had is when I see a patient leave the office, satisfied, and just seeing that a treatment was successful.
Yes, through HeartQuest LLC,.
Yes. I have been for as long as I have my license.
Yes, when I was in school we had a cpr class.
I will be CPR certified by the end of my Dental Assistant Certification.
Yes, I am CPR certified. I received my certificate last Decemeber.
Yes, I am currently cpr certified.
Yes, I have recently renewed my St. John Ambulance CPR first aid +AED
Yes, I was certified last summer.
Yes have been trained yearly in practice, also trained 1st aider.
No, next month I have requested a course in my institution.
No. My certification has expired but I will be making an appointment to get updated very soon.
No but I would like to be.
No, but am interested in undergoing training.
Yes I just recently became CPR certified.
Wash/ disinfected, autoclave, bag.
Yes, I was certified February 2014 buy the american heart association. My certification is good for another year.
No I am not certified to do CPR
No I am on trainee status, but I have had CPR class in the past.
Yes I have a current CPR certification.
I used to have my first aid certificate. Unfortunately I believe it has lapsed. I would certainly consider doing the course again.
Yes, I am CPR certified. I will be certified for the next 2 years.
Yes, I am CPR certified. I got my certification last month so it's very fresh on my mind.
Yes, I am CPR and AED certified.
Yes. It's a requirement of the dental school to have an up to date CPR and first aid certificate.
Yes, I am CPR certified. I just renewed my certification in September.
Yes I am. My certificate last until 2018
Yes I am. I just recently re-did my CPR course this July.
Yes, I am certified through the American Heart Association.
Yes I am, 2016 is its expiration date.
Yes I am actaully, and I have it right here.
Yes I was. It was a requirement in my dental assisting program.
No, I am not. I never had a job where I was required to be CPR certified.
No, but I fully intend to become CPR certified.
Not yet but I will get soon .
No, I have not been certified yet. We are supposed to get certified each year through my current employer, and I was just waiting for that certification period to happen again which should be within the next month.
Yes I am and I will continue to be certify after the expiration date.
Yes. I have been CPR certified for a year now and plan to renew my certification when it expires.
Yes I am. I should be due for renewal next year.
I recently got my CPR certificate in August 2015
I will be once I finish the classes.
Not yet. I have my class to be certified in less than a week.
What are some of your interest in being a dental assistant.
No at this time, but I will be soon.
No, I am currently not CPR certified, but I would be willing to obtain certification for this position.
Yes I just received my Cpr certification in November.
Yes, I was certified in 2014 with the Corrections Corporation of America.
No I'm not but I will be taking it once I learn more skills advancement.
Yes I was CPR trained but unfortunately the certification expired on june 2015. I would love to be re certificated with this.
No but I would like to be.
Yes. I have been certified for the last 15 years and my certification is current.
I will receive my certification upon completion of my schooling.
Yes. Received certification august 6th of 2015.
Yes, my certificate expires in 2 years.
Yes, it expires in 2 years.
No, I am not CPR certified. I do plan on getting one if it is neccesary for the job and overall a good aspect to enroll in.
Yes. I just renewed it in May 2015.
Yes, I am. At my job you must be cpr certified.
No. But I have always wanted to be because I've babysat my whole life, and I've always thought of doing it to make the parents more comfortable.
I am not certified but I am planning to attend a cpr certification class in the upcoming weeks.
No im a not currently but plan to do so in near future.
Yes I am. I received my certification while in the program at Lawson State Community College.
I was previously certified for several years however that certification has expired. I am more than willing to regain that certification as soon as possible.
Yes, I have completed a CPR and first Aid class and received my certification.
Yes I have been certified by the Red Cross.
Yes I attend training courses every year.
I am not, but I did obtain a CPR certification and had training at one point and I would be more than happy to renew it.
No, I am not CPR certified but I plan on getting it in the near future.
Yes. I completed my CPR certificate last November.
Yes. I renewed my Healthcare Provider CPR certification with the American Heart Association September 03, 2015.
My CPR recently expired but I'm planning to renew it.
Yes I have my first aid certificate.
Currently no, I was never given the chance. I most defiantly would like to get my certification.
Yes, I am CPR certified until the spring of 2017
Not currently. I do plan to recertify as soon as a class becomes available.
Yes I am for certified and have just renewed my licence.
Yes I am. I have a certification of ashi and will expire in 2 years.
No, but if required for the job I will take immediate measures to get a certifcate asap.
Not currently, but I will be taking the course very soon.
Yes I am as I have my Senior first aid certificate.
My certification has expired, but I will be obtaining an up to date certification.
Yes, I am currently certified.
Yes I'm. I will have to renew in December.
Yes I am CPR certified and renew my certification yearly.
No. I am looking into getting certified. My license expired during my pregnancy.
Yes but I need to update it.
Yes I am. I have been CPR Certified for more han 4 years now.