Minnesota Veterinary Technician Certification Application

Veterinary Technician Certification Requirements (new technicians)

To become a Certified Veterinary Technician in Minnesota candidates must:

  1. Submit an Application for Minnesota Certification,
  2. Be a graduate of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program.
  3. Have a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
    • Note: If you took the VTNE in another state and were not credentialed you must request a score transfer from the AAVSB.
  4. Pay the $60.00 Application fee.

Passing the VTNE does not automatically grant you certification in the state of MN, an application is required.

Apply for Certification:

Note: VTNE Scores are considered “Active” for 2 years after the exam pass date – applicants must apply for certification within the 2 year period. Applications received after 2 years are subject to additional requirements.

Transferring Credentials from Another State

If you are currently certified in another state and are seeking certification in Minnesota, the following information must be received by the MVMA office. 

  • Copy of diploma or official transcript from an AVMA accredited program. 
  • Request a score transfer from the AAVSB.
  • Letter of good standing from the state(s) in which you are currently certified:
    • Credentials must be current in order to transfer. If the credential is not current, see requirements above for new technicians. 
    • Please contact the organization that currently handles your credentials and request a letter be sent to the MVMA.

Transferring to another State?

To request a verification letter please email us mariaN@mvma.org. Information needed: your name, a phone number you can be reached in case of questions, and the state and address to which you would like the verification sent.

For other details about a state's specific requirements, please contact the credentialing body in that state for more information.


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