| License Description|
Major Requirements for Certification:
1) 18 years or older;
2) Satisfactory evidence of graduation from a two-year curriculum in veterinary technology, or the equivalent of such graduation as determined by the Board in a college or other institution approved by the Board; or satisfactory evidence that the applicant has been employed for at least two years as a veterinary assistant under the supervision of a veterinarian regularly licensed in this state and is recommended to the Board by the employing veterinarian or veterinarians;
3) Application/examination fee - $150;
4) Typewritten letter to the Board or an updated resume giving background information, experience and qualification;
5) If applying for certification based upon graduation from an accredited two-year college, an official final transcript must be sent directly to this Board by the school from which you graduated; or if the application is based on experience, following is required: a) verification of employment giving satisfactory evidence of being employed for at least two years (4,160 hours) as a veterinary assistant under the supervision of a veterinarian regularly licensed in this state. The hours may be completed at more than one premise; b) a notarized letter from each Arizona licensed veterinarian who employed the applicant during the two years, verifying the employment, indicating the length of employment and recommending the applicant. The form, "Veterinary Technician Professional Letter of Recommendation," must be used to complete this requirement.
Certification Fee: Initial - $50 (odd year); $25 (even year); Renewal (Biennially) - $50
Continuing Education: 10 credit hours during renewal period; 5 credit hours if initial license issued in even year.