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CREDENTIALED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN MEMBER
Credentialed Veterinary Technicians: the first year fee is $50.00. Annual renewal fees will be $35/year. Renewal for Credentialed Veterinary Technicians will require the successful completion of 12 hours of CE credit.
Credentialed Members in this category shall be Veterinary Technicians who pass the VTNE, with a score of 425 or higher, and also fulfill one of the following criteria:
a. Be a graduate of a veterinary technician program accredited by the AVMA and recognized by the CTVTA Board of Directors.
b. Hold a degree from a program in Veterinary Technology which is not accredited by the AVMA or a Bachelor’s degree in animal or biological sciences and one year full time (minimum of 1500 hours) practical experience as a veterinary technician.
c. Hold an associate degree in animal or biological sciences and 3 years full time (minimum of 4500 hours) practical experience as a Veterinary Technician.
d. Be employed 4 years full time (minimum of 6000 hours) as a Veterinary Technician plus 18 semester hours (college credits) in animal or biological sciences.
e. Be employed 5 years full time (minimum of 7500 hours) as a Veterinary Technician.
*f. Be employed 3 years full time (minimum of 4500 hours) as an on the job trained Veterinary Technician (This applies until January 2019. The above criteria will take effect after this date.).
g. Individuals who are currently registered,certified or licensed as a Veterinary Technician another state, providing criteria for such status meets or exceeds the criteria of the CTVTA.