The following is a guideline for continuing
education credits for Certified Veterinary
A. The completion of 10 continuing
education credits are required during the previous two
B. Continuing education credits
exceeding the necessary 10 for the 2 year renewal
period cannot be transferred to the following
II. Approved continuing
A. Seminars with topics of use in the veterinary workplace such as those sponsored by MAVT, MVMA, NAVTA, AVMA. AHAA, or other veterinary associations, or pharmaceutical companies and distributors, and schools of veterinary technology or veterinary medicine. Topics for these seminars may be technically or non-technically related. Examples of non-technical topics are management, personal and interpersonal communication, stress management, marketing, or health and safety.
B. The majority of the continuing
education credit should be obtained from interactive
sources such as seminars, lectures, interactive
television, interactive veterinary on-line forums, or
as a presenter of a continuing education topic or as
an author of an article in a professional journal or
A. Attendance at veterinary
continuing education seminars. One hour = One
B. Post-secondary course work may also be used toward the continuing education requirement. However, a maximum of 3 c.e. credits in the 2 year period will be accepted towards recertification. Type of course work at discretion of Credentialling Sub-committee. One credit course work = One credit.
C. Completion of Hill's
Nutritional Consultant Program. All portions must be
complete. Ten Credits.
D. In-house computer instruction.
One hour = One credit.
E. Participation with the Vet
Information Network or other veterinary interactive
on-line forums. One hour = One credit.
F. Participation as a seminar
speaker. The topic of the presentation must be of a
technical nature or other non-technical topics such as
those listed under approved continuing education
programs. One hour of lecture = Two credits.
G. Publication of articles in
professional journals/publications. Submit copies of
articles. Type of article accepted at the discretion
of the Credentialling Sub-committee. One article = Two
H. Self Study or other
1. Participation in the review
of questions for credit. For example, the review
questions in the Veterinary Technician Official
NAVTA Journal. For credit means registration for the
program and payment of fees associated. Submit proof
of registration. One article = one half (1/2)
2. Review of video or audio
tapes such as those provided by the AVMA, AHAA,
veterinary schools, National Mastitis Council or the
like. Document length of the tape. One hour of
viewing or listening time = One
A. Technician must fill out form
listing the work done to complete the continuing
education requirement for the two-year period prior to
B. Submit proof of continuing
education along with the form. Proof can be copies of
registration, paid receipts, certificates of
C. The current renewal fee for technicians is $60.00.
2014 Continuing Education Guidelines
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