Due to COVID-19, many states have made temporary changes to the CE requirements to accommodate stay at home orders. We have reached out to state veterinary boards so you know what those changes are. Look for your state below for more information.

Alabama

CE requirements remain in effect. Vets can still earn 10/20 hours online and techs can earn 8/8 hours online.

ALVMA Update

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 8 CE Hours | 1 Year Term

Last updated 4/21/2020

Alaska

Currently waiting for confirmation from Alaska Veterinary Board

Alaska Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 15 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/29/2020

Arizona

At all times, all CE can be completed online via an interactive course that is "board-approved". At this time, the Board has not made any other decision regarding changing/postponing CE requirements toward license/certificate renewal. However, the Board has approved that CE that is "pending RACE approval" will be accepted for CE towards renewals and encourages licensees to complete COVID-related CE.

Arizona Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/27/2020

Arkansas

No changes announced. 

Arkansas Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 6 CE Hours | 1 Year Term

Last updated 4/21/2020

California

Both vets & techs who's licenses expire between March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, get 6 more months to obtain their CE.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 36 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/22/2020

Colorado

No changes announced.

Colorado Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements
Veterinarians:
32 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 16 CE Hours (if certified by CACVT) | 1 Year Term

Last updated 4/28/2020

Connecticut

The continuing education requirements for veterinarians are suspended for six (6) months. Licensees with expiration dates between April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2020 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 15 CE Hours | 2 Year Term (only if certified by CAVT)

Last updated 4/27/2020

Delaware

License renewal dates will remain the same, but vets will be given until sixty days after the lifting of the state of emergency to complete their CEs for this renewal cycle. 

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/21/2020

DC

The Board accepts online CE, as long as they're RACE approved. 

DC Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 36 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: No state requirements

Last updated 4/28/2020

Florida

Active Florida licensees can obtain all CE hours required for renewal in the 2018-2020 biennium through non-interactive/correspondence/distance learning courses and the 2020 CE deadline has been extended from June 1 to December 31, 2020 in order to obtain the required 30 hours of CE.

FVMA Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 15 CE Hours if licensed by FVMA

Last updated 4/21/2020

Georgia

No changes have been put into affect. 

Georgia Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/21/2020

Hawaii

Currently waiting for a response from the Hawaii Veterinary Board.

Hawaii Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: Not required by state

Last updated 4/21/2020

Idaho

CE credits required cut in half, and all can be done online. 

Idaho Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/22/2020

Illinois

Any professional licenses issued by the Department that have renewal dates between March 1, 2020 through and including July 31, 2020 are granted an automatic extension to renew to September 30, 2020.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 40 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/22/2020

Indiana

No changes have been put into affect. 

Indiana Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 40 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 16 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/22/2020

Iowa

All CE can be done online, for duration of emergency declaration. 

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 40 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 16 CE Hours | 2 Year Term

Last updated 4/22/2020

Kansas

New deadline will be 90 days after the State of Disaster Emergency has been lifted. Licenses that were current and valid on March 12, 2020 will remain valid until the
extension expires. 

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours Recommended | 1 Year Term if state certified 

Last updated 4/21/2020

Kentucky

The board doesn't have any current plans to adjust the deadline.

KBVE Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 6 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Louisiana

The time period for obtaining actual hours of continuing education for this fiscal year (2020) will be extended until the end of fiscal year 2021 (ending June 30, 2021).

LSBVM Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Maine

licensees whose licenses are scheduled to expire on or before March 20, 2021 may renew that license without satisfying any continuing education requirements that would otherwise apply

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: CE not required by state

Last updated 4/21/2020

Maryland

All CE can be done online for license renewals for fiscal year 2021 only

Maryland Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 18 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 24 CE Hours  | 3 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Massachusetts

The Board will accept online conferencing events delivered through web based technologies as “live” credits so long as the events meet the following conditions: 1. There instruction occurs in real time; and 2. There is required interaction between the licensee and the instructor. The online conferencing events are not limited by the 6 hours of “home study or other mediated instruction” limitations so long as the online conference event meets the above criteria.

Official Policy

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 15 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours if MVTA certified 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Minnesota

CE time frame extended upon written request to the board.

Minnesota Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 40 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours if MVTA certified 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Mississippi

The board has made adjustments to how CE can be obtained. Please read full announcement.  

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 15 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Missouri

"The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board (“Board) determined that the continuing education requirements will not be waived at this time. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are encouraged to review the Practice Act and Rules for the CE requirements." - Dana K. Fennewald, Executive Director

Missouri Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 10 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 5 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Montana

No changes to CE requirements.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 16 CE Hours if you are certified 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Nebraska

No announced changes, as long as online courses are interactive, they count as live credits.

Nebraska Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 32 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 16 CE Hours | 4 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Nevada

The board is considering making a temporary change and will make an announcement soon.

Nevada Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

New Hampshire

No changes announced. 

New Hampshire Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 12 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours only if you are NHVTA certified.

Last updated 4/28/2020

New Jersey

No changes announced.

New Jersey Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 20 CE Hours only if you are NJVTA certified.

Last updated 4/22/2020

New Mexico

The Board is waiving the contact hours requirement until December 31, 2020 due to the cancellations of continuing education classes and conferences. 

New Mexico Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

New York

For renewals due March 1 - June 1, 2020, all CE can be done via self-study from department-approved provider.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 45 CE Hours | 3 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 24 CE Hours  | 3 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

North Carolina

Normal rules in effect, may receive up to 50% of CE requirement online. If a meeting that you registered for has cancelled the program due to Coronavirus concerns and changed it to an online format, the NCVMB will honor that CE as “in person"

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

North Dakota

Vets can request a 6 month waiver if your deadline is June 30th.

North Dakota Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 8 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/30/2020

Ohio

OVMLB will review CE as acceptable if the licensee was registered for an in-person CE opportunity which was cancelled during the months of March through May and changed to an online offering.

Ohio Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Oklahoma

The Board approved an extension of time to obtain continuing education hours for those veterinarians that were unable to attend a conference/meeting.

Full Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 5/4/2020

Oregon

"All CE may be obtained online. Veterinarians have until March 31, 2021 to complete their required hours for renewal of licensure in 2021." - Lori Makinen, Executive Director of OVMB

Oregon Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 15 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/27/2020

Pennsylvania

All CE can be done online, only for current renewal period.

Pennsylvania Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 16 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/22/2020

Rhode Island

No changes announced. 

Rhode Island Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term if you are RIVTA certified. 

Last updated 5/4/2020

South Carolina

License renewal deadline extended for licenses, registrations and permits scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July and August. The new renewal deadline will now be extended to September 30, 2020.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/27/2020

South Dakota

Currently waiting for a response from the board. 

South Dakota Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 32 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours  | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 5/4/2020

Tennessee

No changes announced.

Tennessee Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 20 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/29/2020

Texas

For any license renewals occurring during the emergency declaration period, continuing education requirements will be waived for as long as the emergency declaration continues. 

Texas Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 17 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours  | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/21/2020

Utah

Online CE may be accrued instead of live CE for purposes of license renewal consideration for a renewal date occurring before October 1, 2020.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: Not required by state

Last updated 4/27/2020

Vermont

A CE renewal extension of up to 180 days is allowed and alternatives to face to face CE opportunities impacted by COVID-19 are allowed too: Online courses and training will be allowed but it must be requested to the Board prior to the license expiration date.

Official Announcement

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 24 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 6 CE Hours | 1 Year Term only if you are VVTA certified. 

Last updated 4/21/2020

Virginia

Currently waiting to hear from the board.

Virginia Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 15 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 6 CE Hours | 1 Year Term  

Last updated 4/29/2020

Washington

Until December 31, 2020 unrestricted use of teaching or preprogrammed materials will be accepted in order for licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians to meet the CE requirements.

Washington Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 20 CE Hours | 2 Year Term  

Last updated 5/19/2020

West Virginia

No changes announced.

West Virginia Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 18 CE Hours | 1 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 12 CE Hours | 1 Year Term 

Last updated 4/28/2020

Wisconsin

No changes announced.

Wisconsin Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 30 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 15 CE Hours | 2 Year Term 

Last updated 4/28/2020

Wyoming

No changes announced.

Wyoming Veterinary Board

Normal CE Requirements:
Veterinarians: 16 CE Hours | 2 Year Term
Veterinary Technicians: 10 CE Hours if WYVTA certified

Last updated 4/27/2020

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