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.
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 BPLHELP@michigan.gov.
Bureau of Professional Licensing
The Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians remains neutral on the pursuit of the establishment of the national credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).