CE Requirements for Licensure Renewal

CE Requirements

CALIFORNIA VETERINARIANS
Are required to complete 36 hours of acceptable CE during the two-year license period immediately preceding the license expiration date.

All 36 hours may be earned by attending scientific programs, such as medical and surgical courses. Up to 24 hours of business/practice management related courses will be accepted for each renewal period. A maximum of six (6) hours can be earned by self-study methods, such as non-interactive Internet courses, reading journals, listening to audiotapes, or viewing video for each renewal period.

As of January 1, 2018, a veterinary licensee must complete a minimum of one credit hour on the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs every four years for license renewal. For example, if your license expires on March 31, 2018, you will need to complete a judicious use course between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2022. After the initial course has been completed, you will need to complete a judicious use course at least every other renewal period.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Are required to complete 20 hours of acceptable CE during the two-year license period immediately preceding the license expiration date.

All 20 hours may be earned by attending scientific programs, such as medical and surgical courses. Up to 15 hours of business/practice management related courses will be accepted for each renewal period. A maximum of four (4) hours can be earned by self-study methods, such as correspondence courses, independent study and home study programs, reading journals, video or audio presentations related to veterinary technology or related fields.

CVMA CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISTANTS
Must complete a minimum of 10 hours of acceptable continuing education every two years to maintain their certification.

*Additional information on mandatory CE can be found at cvma.net. The California Veterinary Medical Association is a statutorily approved CE provider. 

TEXAS VETERINARIANS
To receive credit for your CE at PacVet, you must follow proper procedures per the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME).

  • Check in at the registration desk, a CE Certificate of Attendance form will be included in your registration packet.
  • Please proceed to the information desk, located next to the onsite registration desk and sign in on the attendee roster.
  • Track your CE hours on the CE Certificate of Attendance form, at the end of the conference, return to the information desk BEFORE you leave the conference. A Pacific Veterinary Conference staff member must verify your hours. You will be issued a signed Texas DVM Certification of Attendance/Completion form. (Per the TBVME these certificates cannot be mailed).

ATTENDEES FROM OTHER STATES
Most states will accept CVMA-sponsored CE. Contact your state veterinary medical board or licensing agency to determine which Pacific Veterinary Conference CE courses qualify in your state.

Contact Pacific Veterinary Conference staff prior to the conference with any questions or special requirements at 800.655.2862.