Alabama

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 60 hours (over a four-year period)

Formal meetings: 1 hour allowed (over a four-year period)

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 8

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 6 hours minimum, obtained from seminars, programs, or short courses

Formal meetings: 2 hours allowed for meetings of approved content


Alaska 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 30 hours if approved by national, regional, or local associations

Non-scientific topics: 10 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 15

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

Other: Academic—a maximum of 10 hours per academic quarter allowed; a maximum of 15 hours per semester allowed


Arizona

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 20 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Management topics: 2 hours allowed

Formal meetings: Veterinary science meetings allowed

Online study: 20 hours allowed

Other: 5 hours allowed for presentations given

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

Online study: 10 hours allowed


Arkansas 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 10 hours minimum of veterinary medicine and surgery topics

Management topics: 5 hours allowed

Formal meetings: 4 hours allowed

Online learning: 5 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 6

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 4 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

Other: Graduate courses allowed


California

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 36

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 36 hours if approved by AAVSB or VMB

CE from formal meetings and from management sessions allowed

Self-study: 6 hours allowed

Online: allowed, no maximum

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: Any CE must be approved by national, state, or local associations


Colorado

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 32

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 32 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

CE from formal meetings allowed with board approval

Management topics: 6 hours allowed for management, but not financial topics

Online study: 32 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state; however, if certified by CACVT, 16 hours required

General mdicine topics: 8 hours minimum if approved by national, state, or local associations

Management topics: 8 hours allowed

Online or home study: 8 hours allowed

Formal meetings: 4 CACVT chapter meetings=1 hour of CE

Other: College courses allowed


Connecticut 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 15 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state; however, if certified by CAVT, 15 hours required every 2 years


Delaware 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 24 hours if approved by the AVMA, NOAH, VIN, or RACE

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 12

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by AVMA, NAVTA, or RACE 

Online or home study: NAVTA online or journal study allowed


Florida 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 2 hours on prescription drugs

Management, business, or stress/impairment topics: 5 hours allowed

Online or home study: 15 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state; however, if licensed by FVMA, 15 hours required

General medicine topics: 15 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

Management topics: 2 hours of business related material allowed


Georgia

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 30 hours if approved by AAVSB, RACE, or AAHA

Management topics: 5 hours allowed

Formal meetings: 20 hours maximum for one meeting

Online study: 15 hours allowed

2 hours must be acquired in Georgia laws, rules and professionalism. Licensees residing outside of Georgia are not required to meet the 2 hour requirement n GA laws, rules and professionalism.

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by AVMA, RACE, etc.

Management topics: 3 hours of practice management allowed

Online or home study: 6 hours from audio or journal allowed; 5


Hawaii

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state.


Idaho

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 14 hours on medicine, surgery, and dentistry if approved by AAVSB 

Management topics: 6 hours allowed

Online or home-study: 15 hours if approved by RACE 

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 14

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: Any CE must be approved by AAVSB

Management topics: 4 hours allowed

Online or home study: 10 hours if approved by RACE


Illinois

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 40

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: Allowed if approved by AAVSB, AAHA, or AVMA

CE from published works: Allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: CE must be approved by AAVSB, AAHA, AVMA, etc.


Indiana

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 40

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: Any CE must be approved by AVMA, IVMA, or AAHA

Self-study courses with exam: 20 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 16

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: Any CE must be approved by AVMA, IVMA, AAHA, IVTA, etc. 

Online or home study: 8 hours of self-study plus exam


Iowa 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 60

Term: 3 years

General medicine topics: 60 hours if approved by national/state organizations

Formal meetings: 1 hour allowed if a scientific paper is presented

Graduate courses: 30 hours allowed (multiply credit hours by 10)

Online or home study courses: 20 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 3 years

General medicine topics: Any CE must be approved by a national, state or regional associations

Online or home study: 10 hours allowed

Other: 15 graduate course hours allowed


Kansas

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 20 hours that enhance the knowledge, skills, and practice of VETERINARIANS

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: Not required by state; however, if registered by state, 10 hours recommended

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 10 hours on topics that enhance the knowledge, skills, and practice of the technician


Kentucky

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 20 hours if approved by the AVMA

Management topics: 10 hours allowed

Audio learning and online courses: 4 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 6

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 6 hours if approved by AVMA, RACE, etc.


Louisiana

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 20 hours combined on clinical, practice management, and research

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: CAET hours must be pre-approved


Maine

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 24 hours on medicine, surgery, diagnostics, etc.

 Management topics: 6 hours allowed

Online or home study: Allowed if approved by RACE

TECHNICIANS

CE recommended, but not required by state.


Maryland

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 18

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by AVMA or MVMA

Online or home study: 6 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 3 years

General medicine topics: 24 hours if approved by AVMA

Online or home study: 8 hours allowed, no more than 4 hours per year


Massachusetts 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 15

Term: 1 years

General medicine topics: 15 hours if approved by AVMA, RACE, etc.

Online or home study: 6 hours allowed

Other: 2 hours for each unit taught or presented

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state; however, if certified through MVTA, 12 hours required.  

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by MVTA


Michigan 

VETERINARIANS

Not required by state.     

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state.


Minnesota

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 40

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 30 hours if approved by national, regional, and local associations; at least 30 hours must be from interactive sources

Management topics: 10 hours allowed

Online or home study: 10 hours allowed for journal study (three hours of self study for every one hour of CE granted)

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state, however, if certified MVTA 10 hours required.

General medicine topics: Recommended—CE that combines clinical, practice management, marketing, etc.


Mississippi

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 15

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 10 hours of contact learning

Online or home study: 5 hours distance learning (combined with contact learning)

Other: 5 hours combined with contact learning

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations


Missouri

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by national, regional, and local associations

Management topics: 4 hours allowed

Online: 4 hours allowed

Home study: 2 hours allowed for journal study

Other: 1 CE hour per 25 minute presentation; 10 hours per one hour academic course

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 5

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 2 hours allowed (1 hour consulting with another RVT or veterinarian and 1-hour journal study)

Online or home study: 3 hours allowed from audio/computer study

Formal meetings: 3 hours allowed (or complete 3 hours online)


Montana

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 20 hours if approved by AVMA, AAHA, RACE, etc.

Online or home study: 10 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state, however, certified TECHNICIANS must complete 16 hours.

General medicine topics: 16 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations


Nebraska

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 32

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 32 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Management topics: 8 hours allowed

Formal meetings: allowed

Online learning or home study: 8 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 16

Term: 4 years

General medicine topics: 16 hours required and must be approved by national, state, or local associations

Management: 4 hours allowed

Online or home study: 2 hours allowed

Other: Formal presentations allowed


Nevada

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 15 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 5 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Distance learning or correspondence: 5 hours allowed


New Hampshire

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 12

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by the state board

Online study: 3 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

None required by state, however, if certified through the NHVTA, 12 hours are required.

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

Online study: 12 hours allowed

Other: Credits from the previous year may be used


New Jersey

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 20 hours if approved by the state board

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state; however, if certified by the NJVTA, 20 hours are required.


New York

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 45 hours every three years

Online courses: 22.5 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 24 hours every three years

Online courses: 12 hours allowed


North Carolina

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 20 hours if approved by the state association

Online or home study: 3 hours allowed

No correspondence courses.

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 12

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by the state association

Online study: 3 hours allowed

Other: Internships must be approved by the state board


North Dakota 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 24 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Management topics: 8 hours allowed

Online or home study: 8 hours allowed

Other: scientific pharmaceutical presentations are allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 8

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 8 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Management topics: 2 hours allowed

Online study: 2 hours allowed

Other: Scientific pharmaceutical presentations allowed


Ohio 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 20-30 hours on scientific and practice of veterinary medicine

Management topics: 10 hours allowed

Online study: 10 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 6-10 hours of scientific and practice of veterinary medicine required

Management topics: 4 hours allowed

Online study: 4 hours allowed


Oklahoma

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 20 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Online or home study: 20 hours allowed; online hours require a certificate

Other: 2 hours required on dangerous substance laws

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by national and state associations; college courses allowed

Online study: 10 hours allowed

Formal meetings: Scientific meetings allowed

Other: 2 hours required—dangerous substance laws; 2 hours allowed via presentation or publication


Oregon 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

Management topics: 6 hours allowed

Online: 15 hours allowed for audio or online sources

Home study: 4 hours for journals

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 15

Term: 2 years

Management topics: 3 hours allowed

Online study: 15 hours allowed

Home study: 2 hours for journals


Pennsylvania

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 30 hours designed to meet educational and professional needs of veterinarians

Management topics: not accepted

Online study: 7.5 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 16

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 16 hours if designed to meet the educational and professional needs of technicians

Management topics: Not accepted

Online study: 16 hours allowed


Rhode Island

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 20 hours on professional practice of veterinary medicine

Management topics: 4 hours allowed

Online and home study: 4 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state, however, if certified by the RIVTA, 12 hours required every 2 years. 

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by national, state, or local associations

Other: College courses allowed (one class=3 CE hours)


South Carolina 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 22 hours on clinical topics

Management topics: 8 hours allowed

Online: 15 hours allowed with online testing

Self-study: 3 hours allowed for journals

Other: 3 hours allowed for audio learning

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 10

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 10 hours if approved by the state board

Online or home study: 5 distance-learning hours allowed


South Dakota

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 32

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 16 hours if related to the practice of veterinary medicine

Online study: 32 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 12

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 12 hours of veterinary science courses (courses must be approved by the state association)

Online study: 12 hours allowed


Tennessee

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 20

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 15 hours on general veterinary medicine

Management topics: 5 hours allowed

Online or home study: 8 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 12

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 12 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Formal meetings: allowed

Online study: 4 hours allowed


Texas 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 17

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 17 hours if approved by national or state associations (Must be an attendance for 7 hours.)

Management topics: 5 hours allowed

Online: 5 hours allowed

Home study: 3 hours allowed

Other: 5 hours allowed by correspondence

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state, however, if registered by the Texas VMA 5 hours are required.

General medicine topics: 5 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations


Utah 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 24 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Online or home study: 24 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state.


Vermont 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 24

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 24 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Online or home study: 24 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by the state, however, if certified by the VVTA, 6 hours are required every year.

General medicine topics: 6 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations



Virginia

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 15

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 15 hours from a board-approved association

Online study: 15 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 6

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 6 hours if approved through a board-approved association

Online study: 6 hours allowed


Washington

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 3 years

General medicine topics: 30 hours if approved by national, regional, and local associations

Management topics: 10 hours allowed

Online study: 10 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 3 years

General medicine topics: 30 hours if approved by national, regional, and local associations

Management topics: 10 hours allowed

Online study: 6 hours allowed


West Virginia

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 18

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 14 hours if approved by national, regional, and local associations

Online and home study: 4 hours allowed for audio, online learning, and journals

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 12

Term: 1 year

General medicine topics: 8 classroom hours (4 in veterinary technology)


Wisconsin 

VETERINARIANS

CE hours: 30

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 25 hours on veterinary medicine topics

Online study: 30 hours allowed

Other: 1 hour on pesticide handling required

TECHNICIANS

CE hours: 15

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 10 hours on medicine topics 

Online study: 15 hours allowed

Other: 1 hour on pesticide handling required


Wyoming

vETERINARIANS

CE hours: 16

Term: 2 years

General medicine topics: 16 hours if approved by national, state, and local associations

Online study: 16 hours allowed

TECHNICIANS

Not required by state; however, if registered by the WyVTA, 10 hours are required.


Information is subject to change. For more information about state regulations and reporting, contact your state CE board. This document is for informational purposes only. "Veterinary CE Requirements by State." Dvm360.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 June 2016.