Lapsed Certification

If your certification has lapsed you will not be able to access your MVMA account to renew certification online. Certification renewals must be mailed to the MVMA office. 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 medical (scientific) vs non - medical (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.
4.  If applicable, fill out Non Pre-approved (In-Hospital) CE form.  *Maximum of 3 in-hospital credits allowed per MVMA guidelines for recertification.
5. Mail the appropriate renewal form along with copies of CE certificates to the MVMA office.

CE Updates for Lapsed certification: The MVMA credentialing committee chairs became aware that the Board of Veterinary Medicine had made some changes for the DVM licensure requirements due to COVID and we wanted to honor these changes towards the CVT 2021 requirements, since we had given the 2020 renewals an extension to the regular deadline. Details are: 1) Any non-interactive (on-demand) CE from ANY approved venue will count as interactive towards the 2021 certification renewals for sessions that were viewed  within the following dates: 7/1/2019  – 6/30/2021. 2) This allowance will also apply to any technician whose certification has previously lapsed; however, this will not apply towards the 5 required penalty credits per renewal period and all renewals must be submitted by 6/30/2021. 


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. All forms will need to be mailed to the MVMA office.
  • 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.
    • 2021 Renewals: July 1, 2019 - June 30th, 2021
    • 2020 Renewals: July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2020 (extension due to COVID)
    • 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 medical (scientific) sources

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, 2023
Even: June 30, 2022
Total Fees to Become Current
Odd: June 30, 2023
Even: June 30, 2022

2021

$90  

$25 10 5 15 $115 (until 6/30/2023)
2020

$90

$25 10 5 15 $115 (until 6/30/2022)
2019   $75 $25   10   5 30 $215 (until 6/30/2023)
2018 $75 $25 10 5 30 $215 (until 6/30/2022)
2017 $75 $25 10 5 45 $315 (until 6/30/2023)
2016 $60 $20  10 5 45 $295 (until 6/30/2022)
2015 $60  $20  10 5 60 $395 (until 6/30/2023)
2014 $60  $20 10 5 60  $375 (until 6/30/2022)
Suggested to retake the VTNE beyond this point
2013 $60  $20 10 5 75 $475 (until 6/30/2023)
2012   $60 $20  10 5 75 $455 (until 6/30/2022)
2011   $50 $10 10 5 90 $535 (until 6/30/2023) 
                   




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