CVT renewal information

CVT renewal notification emails with the CVT renewal form for the coming year are sent in October of each year.

One-year and two-year renewal options are available.
1-year renewal option –Renewal fee $50. - 12 CEUs required. All 12 must be earned in the current year.
2-year renewal option - Renewal fee $100 - 24 CEUs required. CEU earned in the current year and the previous year are acceptable.

The following must be documented for all CEU submitted.

  • Date of CE
  • CE title
  • Number of CEUs earned.
  • For conferences offering multiple CE, each CE title and number of CEUs must be listed. (For example, listing VMX – 12 CEU is unacceptable; each lecture title, date attended, and number of CEU must be listed.)

Please note:

  • Up to 3 CEUs per year outside of the field of veterinary medicine (non-veterinary or non-medical courses) may be accepted.  These topics include but are not limited to business practices, human resources, and OSHA (please note, only RACE-approved OSHA courses are acceptable. If you have a question whether or not a CEU will be accepted, please email [email protected].
  • CE approved by state VMAs, state VTAs, the AVMA, and RACE.
  • Up to 3 CEUs per year created and presented by an individual applying is acceptable.
  • Any course that is offered by an educational institution (e.g., colleges, universities, high schools, trade schools, etc.) for educational credit that leads to either a degree or certificate will not be considered Continuing Education by the MVTA.
  • You are not required to submit your CE Certificates for renewal.
  • You are required to retain and provide your CE certificates for all CE attended if you are audited by the MVTA.
  • Failure to do so may result in the suspension or loss of status as a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Click here for the full CE Guidelines.

A $25 late fee applies to renewals submitted after December 31st. A $50 late fee applies to renewals submitted on March 1st and after. Additional late fees apply to certifications lapsed 12 - 36 months.