Continuing Education

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


Veterinary Licenses
  • Expire annually
  • Renewal Status: License is ACTIVE until December 31st; ACTIVE/IMPENDING from January 1st - January 31st; ACTIVE/LATE February 1st - February 29th; 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'.
Veterinary Technician Registration
  • Expires biennially (every 2 years) at the end of the year; renewal time is dependent upon the initial year of registration
  • Renewal Status: License is ACTIVE until December 31st; ACTIVE/IMPENDING from January 1st - January 31st; ACTIVE/LATE February 1st - February 29th; 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'.

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

  • Credit for CE is based on one hour (60 minutes) of lecture, lab, seminar, etc.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • An individual may request, in writing, an extension of time to obtain continuing education. If they provide evidence of an incapacitating illness or evidence of other circumstances which constituted a severe and verifiable hardship. The request to be submitted to the Board office for review must state the incapacitating illness or evidence of other severe and verifiable circumstance. Some extension requests may require the review of the full Board; that review will take place during the next scheduled Board meeting. The request for an extension of time should be submitted to the Board office prior to the renewal cycle or when the need becomes obvious. 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


Request for CE Extension of Time

A request for an extension of time to obtain CE credits may be granted in an individual can provide evidence of an incapacitating illness or evidence of other circumstances which constituted a severe and verifiable hardship.

The written request should be submitted to the Board office prior to the renewal cycle or when the need becomes obvious. The request must state details of the incapacitating illness or evidence of other severe and verifiable circumstance that prevented compliance with the CE requirement.

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 are granted.

Contact Us

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


1611 Jones Franklin Rd, Ste 106
Raleigh, NC 27606