State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirements

The State of Michigan has recently changed its requirements for LVT licensure.

The new requirements are outlined on the State of Michigan website. We recommend that you review these changes and contact LARA directly with any questions. MAVT has no part in making or upholding these requirements for licensure.  

Below is the most current information that MAVT has received regarding these changes:


October 1, 2019

Dear Licensed Veterinary Technicians:

The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) would like to clarify the continuing education requirements for veterinary technicians.

The Public Health Code, MCL 333.18813 (2), requires veterinary technicians to submit evidence that 15 hours of board-approved continuing education courses or programs were completed during the 3 years immediately preceding the application for renewal.  Licensees who have been licensed for the 3-year period immediately preceding the application for renewal must complete at least 15 hours of continuing education that satisfies the requirements of R 338.4993 to renew their licenses beginning with licenses expiring on or after 12/31/2022, and all renewals thereafter.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (517) 241-0199 or by email to


Licensing Division
Bureau of Professional Licensing

Continuing Education

Every veterinary technician has an obligation to be their best; by upholding high ethical standards, educating clients and coworkers, being a valued team member, aiding profitability, and of course, providing unrivaled medical care to all veterinary patients. Central to each of these core concepts is continuing education (CE). Continuing education is paramount to long-term success within the profession. Our quarterly newsletter entitled the VET TECH insider is the premier resource for CE opportunities as well as other pertinent information for Michigan veterinary technicians. Furthermore the Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians annually sponsors a RACE approved educational conference. Speakers prominent in the veterinary profession present topics designed to help technicians excel in the workplace. Details about this and other continuing education opportunities for Michigan veterinary technicians can be found below. 

Morris Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

  Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health       Click here for an hour of veterinary technician continuing education!

Morris Animal Foundation and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Present:“Veterinary Technician’s Guide: Understanding the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study”Presented by: 
Kelly Diehl, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)
Study Specialist, Morris Animal Foundation

The session is hosted online in a pre-recorded video format and features indepth information related to the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest observational study ever conducted in veterinary medicine.Both the course outline and post-test quiz are included with this session.  By completing the post-test quiz successfully, participants will automatically receive their certificates of completion via email.  


Please also visit the Purdue Veterinary Medicine website for additional educational opportunities.  

Looking for more CE opportunities?
The Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA) has various CE seminars specifically for technicians throughout the year. Technicians can get email notifications of upcoming CE events by contacting Barb Locricchio at or visit their website at

 Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Organizer of Getting to the Goal: Michigan's No Kill Conference

The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. MPFA was formed to end the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan animal shelters. The MPFA vision is to collaborate with Michigan animal shelters and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical assistance, education, and advocacy.

No Kill Conference Information

September 27- September 28 in Kalamazoo