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Veterinary Technician Certification Requirements

To become a Certified Veterinary Technician in Minnesota, candidates must graduate from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program, pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and complete the Minnesota Certification Application. There is a $60.00 Certification fee.

List of Accredited Schools/Programs in Minnesota

American Association of Veterinary State Boards & Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)

Certification Application - download form to mail or fax to the MVMA or apply online



National Exam Information


The VTNE is a computer based test. Tests are offered three times per year; Spring, Summer, and Fall/Winter. All requirements must be submitted to the AAVSB by the deadline in order to qualify for the test.


Spring testing: Deadline to apply: February 15th. Testing period: March 15 through April 15.

Summer testing: Deadline to apply: June 15th. Testing period: July 15th through August 15th

Fall/Winter: Deadline to apply: October 15th. Testing period: November 15th through December 15th.


To obtain further information and/or to register for testing, please visit the AAVSB website.




If you are a technician that is recertifying, go HERE for more information


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