Certification Renewal Process

If you are not yet certified and wish to become certified, please click here for more information.


Minnesota Veterinary Technician Certification Renewal Requirements to Maintain Certification:

10 Continuing education credits are required per 2-year cycle of renewal (Certifications are based on odd & even year schedules).

If you have questions regarding your expiration date, you may reference your Certification Card (now available online), Verify a CVT on our website, contact us at 651-645-7533 or email Maria at [email protected].


Before you renew:

1. Review Continuing Education Guidelines and MN Vet Tech Renewal Requirements
2. Assess CE certificate(s) to determine medical vs non - medical and interactive vs non - interactive.
3. Please add your name and date on ALL CE certificates.
4. Submit an itemized list of CE courses for state and national conferences (if CE certificate states medical and non - medical).
5. If applicable, fill out Non-Preapproved (In-Hospital) CE form.  *Maximum of 3 non-preapproved CE credits allowed per MVMA guidelines for recertification.

Two Options to Renew: 

1. Online Option:

  • 2023 Renewal Form
    • Pay $75.00 Renewal Fee 
      Complete the 2023 CE Report Form online and attach your CE Certificates to submission form or mail copies of CE Certificates to MVMA office.
    • Continuing education credits for renewal will be allowed after this date: 7/1/2021 (or date of submission if renewed late for 2021 renewal)
    • NEW! Printed certification card available for a small fee. Access online card on your profile page.
    • NEW! Expediting Fee ($100) available for submissions to be reviewed in 5-7 business days (versus the standard 8+ weeks)

2. Mail Option

  • 2023 Renewal Form
    • Pay $90.00 Renewal Fee
    • Mail 2022 Certification Renewal Form and copies of CE certificates to MVMA office
      • (DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS). Please list courses attended on the form. You must be detailed and complete the form in its entirety. Incomplete forms will not be processed.  
    • Continuing education credits for renewal will be allowed after this date: 7/1/2021 (or date of submission if renewed late for 2021 renewal)
    • NEW! Printed certification card available for a small fee. Access online card on your profile page.
    • NEW! Expediting Fee ($100) available for submissions to be reviewed in 5-7 business days (versus the standard 8+ weeks)

The credentialing subcommittee will review individual submissions received and reserve the right to ask for additional documentation and/or deny any CE courses/credits. You will not receive your certification letter and report until your renewal has been reviewed and accepted by the committee. Certification materials are only mailed (not emailed).

**Please review the Continuing Education Guidelines carefully. It is the responsibility of each technician to submit the required credits for renewal **

Please note: The recertification process is NOT part of MAVT's (Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians) member fees.

We encourage all CVT's to become a member of MAVT and join one of their various committees!


Continuing Education Credits and other Resources