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.

Alert
2020 COVID Information

ANNOUNCEMENT re: 2021 CE for 2022 Renewal
All on-line CE will be accepted

ANNOUNCEMENT re: 2022 CE for 2023 Renewal
There will be a return to the pre-Covid requirements. Read requirements below...

 


Veterinarian

  • Expires annually
  • License Renewal Status:
    1. ACTIVE until December 31st
    2. ACTIVE/PENDING from January 1st - January 31st
    3. ACTIVE/LATE from February 1st - February 28/29th
    4. REVOKED on March 1st
  • FACULTY License Renewal Status:
    1. ACTIVE until June 14th
    2. ACTIVE/PENDING from June 15th - July 14th
    3. ACTIVE/LATE from July 15th - August 14th
    4. REVOKED on August 15th
  • Continuing Education: To be obtained prior to licensee's expiration date. 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'. Minimum CE Standards .0206
  • Beginning 2020 Renewals: Two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances' will be required per renewal cycle; these 2 hours are included in the total number of CE hours.
  • Opioid controlled substance CE should include one (1) of the following:
    1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
    2. Recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances
    3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management

Veterinary Technician

  • 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/PENDING from January 1st - January 31st
    3. ACTIVE/LATE from February 1st - February 28/29th
    4. REVOKED on March 1st
  • Continuing Education: To be obtained prior to licensee's expiration date. 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'.
    Minimum CE Standards .0206
  • Beginning 2020 Renewals: Two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances' will be required per renewal cycle; these 2 hours are included in the total number of CE hours.
  • Opioid controlled substance CE should include one (1) of the following:
    1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
    2. Recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances
    3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management

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 or registration certificate.

 


Continuing Education Information

  • VETERINARIANS: CE to be obtained prior to licensee's expiration date. 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'; these 2 hours are included in the total number of CE hours.
  • TECHNICIANS: CE to be obtained prior to licensee's expiration date. 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 require two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances'; these 2 hours are included in the total number of CE hours.
    Opioid controlled substance CE should include one (1) of the following:
        1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
        2. Recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances
        3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management
  • The Board does not accept attendance in exhibit halls as credits.
  • Credits may be earned by completion of independent self-study courses.
  • Credits not obtained during the appropriate calendar year (years for technicians) (Faculty: Credits not obtained during the appropriate fiscal year) 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

NO MEMBERSHIP

 

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED



CE on the Abuse of Controlled Substances

    2 Hours required per renewal cycle
    Opioid controlled substance CE should include one (1) of the following:
    1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
    2. Recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances
    3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management

  • NCVMA: Drug Diversion and Loss Prevention: How to Protect Your License and Your Practice (2 on-line hours) Available May 1 - December 28, 2021
  • VetBloom: The Prescription and Use of Opioids in Small Animal Patients (2 on-line hours = 1.5 hr. presentation + .5 hr. exam)
  • CDC: Topics on Opioids (On-line)
  • NCPHP: Controlled Substance CE Video  (2 on-line hours = 1.5 hr. presentation + .5 hr. exam)
  • Drip Learning Technologies, LLC: Opioid 411 (2 on-line hours)
  • VIN: Opioid 411 (2 on-line hours)
  • AVMA | Axon: Managing Controlled Substances (1 on-line hour)
  • AVMA | Axon: Opioid Compliance (1 on-line hour)
  • RACE: Controlled Substance Management in Veterinary Medicine (2 on-line hours) Free
  • NC DHHS: Opioid Education Requirement (2 classroom hours - to schedule training email CSRS.Utilization@dhhs.nc.gov) Free

       

    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.
    *The filling of form fields is not supported; will require opening with different viewer.


    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, fax or e-mail to Cheryl@ncvmb.org

    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. Preferably, information on a program should 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, fax or e-mail to Cheryl@ncvmb.org

Contact Us

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


1611 Jones Franklin Rd, Ste 106
Raleigh, NC 27606