Continuing Education

EXEMPTION: You are exempt from CE requirements for your FIRST renewal cycle if you graduate the same year you become licensed / registered in North Carolina.


Veterinary License
  • Expires annually
  • License Renewal Status:
    1. ACTIVE until December 31st
    2. ACTIVE/IMPENDING from January 1st - January 31st
    3. ACTIVE/LATE from February 1st - February 29th
    4. REVOKED on March 1st
  • Continuing Education: Proof of twenty (20) hours required each year - Ten (10) on-line hours of training will be accepted during each renewal, however, five (5) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'. Minumum CE Standards .0206
  • Beginning 2020 Renewals: Two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances' will be required per renewal cycle. For veterinarians, CE needs to be obtained in 2019 for the 2020 renewal.
Veterinary Technician Registration
  • Expires biennially (every 2 years) at the end of the year; renewal time is dependent upon the initial year of registration
  • Registration Renewal Status:
    1. ACTIVE until December 31st
    2. ACTIVE/IMPENDING from January 1st - January 31st
    3. ACTIVE/LATE from February 1st - February 29th
    4. REVOKED on March 1st
  • Continuing Education: Proof of twelve (12) hours required every two (2) years - Six (6) on-line hours of training will be accepted during each renewal, however, three (3) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'.
    Minumum CE Standards .0206
  • Beginning 2020 Renewals: Two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances' will be required per renewal cycle. For technicians, CE needs to be obtained in 2018 or 2019 for the 2020/2021 renewal.

NOTE

You may access your account year-round to add CE, update your personal information (except name changes) or print a copy of your license/registration certificate.


Continuing Education

  • VETERINARIANS: A total of 20 CE hours required per renewal cycle. Ten (10) hours of computer based training will be accepted during each renewal, however, five (5) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'; this is in accordance with Administrative Code .0206 (7). Beginning in 2020, renewals will require two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances'. For veterinarians, CE needs to be obtained in 2019 for the 2020 renewal.
  • TECHNICIANS: A total of 12 CE hours required per renewal cycle. Six (6) hours of computer based training will be accepted during each renewal, however, three (3) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'; this is in accordance with Administrative Code .0206 (7). Beginning in 2020, renewals will require two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances'. For technicians, CE needs to be obtained in 2018 or 2019 for the 2020/2021 renewal.
  • The Board does not accept correspondence-style programs or attendance in exhibit halls.
  • Credits not obtained during the appropriate calendar year (years for technicians) will incur a $50.00 penalty.
  • University/College Internship programs need prior Board approval before being used as CE credit. Written documentation on the University/College program is recommended and should be kept on file should you be randomly selected for a CE audit.
  • CE AUDIT: Random CE audits will be conducted per renewal cycle.
    - Each veterinarian and veterinary technician shall keep a record (certificate of attendance) for the three (3) most recent renewal periods of the content of courses submitted to the Board for continuing education credit hours.
    - CE records (certificate of attendance) must be provided to the Board upon request.
    - If evidence of Board approved CE completion cannot be provided during an audit, the license cannot be renewed and faces revocation.

CE Web Links

CE Web Links

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED



Abuse of Controlled Substances CE

  • VetBloom: The Prescription and Use of Opioids in Small Animal Patients (2 hrs)
  • Recommendations from CDC: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic (1 hr)
  • Veterinary Consulting & Team Solutions: Controlling Controlled Substances - (Classroom) March 16 thru December 12, 2019 CONTACT: (704) 787.0200 | vcatscontact@gmail.com (2 hrs)
  • NCVMA Summer Conference: Recognizing Substance Abuse in Your Workforce AND Drug Intervention in the Workplace: What To Do? July 11-14, 2019 Hotel Ballast, Wilmington (2 hrs)
  • NCVMA NCVC: Recognizing Substance Abuse in Your Workforce AND Drug Intervention in the Workplace: What To Do? November 1-3, 2019 Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh (2 hrs)
  • NC Academy of Small Animal Medicine: Pharmacology (5 hrs) & Substance Abuse (2 hrs) December 4, 2019 Sanford, NC

Request a CE Hardship Extension

Per .0206 (4), an individual may request an extension of time to obtain continuing education. They will need to provide evidence (documentation) of a medical emergency, natural disaster or evidence of other circumstances which constituted a severe and verifiable hardship. The NCVMB required CE Hardship Extension Request Form* is to be submitted to the Board office for review by December 15th. Some extension requests may require the review of the full Board; that review will take place during the next scheduled Board meeting. Not all requests for extension of time are granted.
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Individuals Seeking Pre-Approval

The Board recommends an individual seeking CE credits to contact the Provider of the program first to see if pre-approval has been granted by NCVMB. An individual may inquire if a program can be used as CE credit by selecting the form below.


Individual Approval Form
: Inquiry form submitted by Veterinarian or Technician - please mail or fax.

NOTE: If you are the program provider, please select the 'Provider Form' below.


CE Providers Seeking Pre-Approval

Providers are required to present each individual who has completed the program with a certificate showing the number of credit hours as approved by the NCVMB. Approval of future programs depends on compliance with Board requirements. Failure to do so could result in approval of programs to be withdrawn. Should any changes be made to the CE program, the Board will need to have prior notification in writing of those changes. Information on a program needs to be submitted to the Board office a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to the presentation.


Provider Form
: Pre-Approval provider request form - please mail or fax

Contact Us

Phone: 919-854-5601
Fax: 919-854-5606


1611 Jones Franklin Rd, Ste 106
Raleigh, NC 27606