Lapsed Certification

If your certification has lapsed you will not be able to access your MVMA account to renew certification. If you are unsure of your expiration date or have any other questions, please contact [email protected] or call the MVMA at 651-645-7533.

Before you Renew Your Lapsed Certification

1. Review Continuing Education Guidelines and MN Vet Tech Renewal Requirements
2. Assess CE certificate(s) to determine scientific vs non - scientific and interactive vs non - interactive.  ***Make sure your name and date are on ALL CE certificates.
3. Submit an itemized list of CE courses for state and national conferences (if CE certificate states scientific and non - scientific).
4.  If applicable, fill out Non Pre-approved (In-Hospital) CE form.  *Maximum of 3 in-hospital credits allowed per MVMA guidelines for recertification.


To Renew Your Lapsed Certification

  • Complete the Continuing Education Report Form and attach copies of your CE Certificates (DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS!). Please list courses attended on the form. You must be detailed and complete the form in its entirety. Incomplete forms will not be processed. 
  • If recent credits are obtained outside of the certification period, the credits cannot be reused for the next recertification period. 
  • The credentialing committee will meet to review individual submissions received and reserve the right to ask for additional documentation and/or deny any CE courses/credits.
  • You will not receive new certification materials until your renewal has been reviewed and accepted by the committee.
  • Credits for renewal must either be attained from the lapsed certification renewal period or from current CE courses.
    • 2019 Renewals: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019
    • 2018 Renewals : July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
    • 2017 Renewals : July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
    • 2016 Renewals: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016

Renew Lapsed Certification Options

Option 1. Pay the recertification fee(s), including late fee(s), and turn in your CE credits, including late credits for each two-year period you are behind. Penalty credits must come from an interactive and scientific source

Option 2. If you are significantly behind, you are allowed to retake the VTNE to start your certification over. Please review the current VTNE guidelines through the AAVSB website.

                    
Year Fee Late Fee
Add if after 
June 30

Credits
Prior to 
June 30

Penalty
Add after 
June 30

Total Credits to Become Current
Odd: June 30, 2021
Even: June 30, 2020
Total Fees to Become Current
Odd: June 30, 2021
Even: June 30, 2020

2019 $60 +/- Proc. Fee $25+$15 Proc. Fee 10 5 15  $100 (until 6/30/2021)
2018 $60 +/- Proc. Fee $25+$15 Proc. Fee  10 5 15  $100 (until 6/30/2020)
2017 $60 +/- Proc. Fee $25+$15 Proc. Fee 10 5 15  $200 (until 6/30/2021)
2016 $60 $20  10 5 30  $180 (until 6/30/2020)
2015 $60  $20  10 5 30 $280 (until 6/30/2021)
2014 $60  $20 10 5 45  $260 (until 6/30/2020)
Suggested to retake the VTNE beyond this point
2013 $60  $20 10 5 45 $360 (until 6/30/2021)
2012 $60 $20  10 5 60 $340 (until 6/30/2020)
2011 $50 $10 10 5 60  $420 (until 6/30/2021) 
2010 $50  $10 10 5 75  $400 (until 6/30/2020)
                   




Continuing Education Credits and Other Resources