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State CE Changes Due to COVID-19
April 15, 2020 (published)

State/Province  

COVID-19 Changes

Alabama

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Alaska

4/3/2020

No changes however, the board does have a meeting scheduled for April 27th.  VIN-VSPN will be notified if there are any changes made from that meeting.

Arkansas

4/3/2020

Limitation of online hours is suspended until April 16, 2020.

https://arvetboard.statesolutions.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO-20-06-Website-Posting.pdf

Arizona

4/1/2020

No changes for CE requirements

California

3/31/2020

Licenses that expire between March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020: any statutory or regulatory requirement that an individual renewing a license pursuant to Division 2 of the Code complete, or demonstrate compliance with, any continuing education requirements in order to renew a license.

https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/continuing_ed.pdf

Colorado

4/15/2020

Veterinarians: No changes for CE requirements

Technicians: An extended grace period for certification renewal dues is being offered to help with the potential experience of financial hardship secondary to COVID-19. This extension will run through August 31, 2020. When submitting the recertification application in the past, dues were paid at the same time the application was submitted. The new renewal process offers the capacity to have invoices due at a later date but still reflect that a CVT is currently certified.

To be eligible for the extended grace period, you will still need to complete your renewal application prior to the June 30, 2020 deadline (including the application form and CE hour reporting with a minimum of 20 hours CE). An invoice for dues will be issued at the time your application is approved with a payment due date of August 31, 2020.

Connecticut

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Delaware

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

District of Columbia

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Florida

4/1/2020

Veterinarians: The FVMA will not conduct any CE audits before January 2021. By taking this action, CE hours taken before December 31, 2020, can be used to satisfy the 30 hours required for renewal in the current biennium. Veterinarians who need hours taken after June 1, 2020 to meet the 30 hours required in the current biennium, however, should not expect to be able to count those same hours for the 2020-2022 biennium.

https://fvma.org/fl-license-renewal-deadline/

FVMA veterinary technicians: No changes

FVTA veterinary technicians: No changes

Georgia

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Hawaii

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Idaho

4/15/2020

For both veterinarians and veterinary technicians:
Number of credits cut in half (10 hours for veterinarians; 7 hours for CVT’s). All credits can be done online.

https://elitepublic.bovm.idaho.gov/IBVMPortal/

Illinois

4/1/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Indiana

4/1/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Iowa

4/6/2020

At this time, the Board does not anticipate extending the deadline for completion of continuing education for veterinarians in the current triennial license renewal period (through June 30, 2020). However, the Board is lifting the 20-hour limit on distance (online) education courses for continuing education credit for veterinarians for the current license renewal period. The veterinary technician continuing education reporting deadline for the current triennium is December 31, 2020. Nonetheless, the Board is lifting the 10-hour credit limit on home study (online) continuing education courses for those registrants who will renew by December 31, 2020.

https://iowaagriculture.gov/sites/default/files/animal-industry/pdf/2020/Vet%20Board-CE%20Policy%20Guidance-FINA%204.1.2020L.pdf

Kansas

4/10/2020

Extension for renewal and CE credits extended state-wide to 90 days after the State of Disaster Emergency ends. This applies to both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

https://kbve.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Notice-re-Extension-of-Licenses-Under-EO-20-19-4-10-2020-1.pdf

Kentucky

3/17/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Louisiana

4/2/2020

The board will extend the time period for obtaining hours of CE to June 30, 2021. Online maximum hours are unchanged (10 maximum for veterinarians; 5 maximum for RVT’s).

https://www.lsbvm.org/

Maine

4/7/2020

All licenses whose licenses are schedule to expire on or before March 20, 2021 may renew that license without satisfying the CE requirements that would otherwise apply. Also, all licensed that are scheduled to expire during the declared state of civil emergency are extended to 30 days past the end of the state of emergency.

https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/dpfr_communication_re_covid.pdf

Maryland

3/27/2020

In light of the State's COVID-19 response and the Governor's call for social distancing, the Maryland State Board has voted to allow Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) to meet all of their CE requirements with online courses when renewing their license registration for FY 2021 only. Normally, only 8 of the 24 CEs required during the three previous years may be done online. This requirement is being waived for FY21 license registration renewals only.

The Board previously voted to allow veterinarians to meet all of their CE requirements with online courses when renewing their veterinary license registration for FY 2021. Normally, at least 9 of the 18 required CEs must done in person. This requirement is being waived for FY21 license registration renewals only.

https://mda.maryland.gov/vetboard/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Michigan

4/3/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Minnesota

4/2/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Mississippi

4/2/2020

The requirement for 10 contact hours of CE has been changed to 10 hours of “live” RACE approved CE for veterinarians and 5 hours of “live” RACE approved CE for veterinary technicians and veterinary technologists.

**Mississippi is trying to get the information updated on their website.

Missouri

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Montana

4/6/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Nebraska

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Nevada

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

New Hampshire

4/15/2020

No changes for CE rules; all licensing is being done electronically though.

New Jersey

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

New Mexico

5/1/2020

The Board is waiving the contact hours requirement until December 31, 2020 due to the cancellations of continuing education classes, conferences etc. Continuing education hours accrued online will be accepted for the 15.00 hour amount required at renewal. The waiver also applies to the annual 8.00 hours of continuing education required for veterinary technicians at renewal.

http://www.nmbvm.org/

New York

4/7/2020

No changes for CE requirements

North Carolina

4/6/2020

Veterinarians and RVT’s: All CE hours for 2020 can be online (both interactive and non-interactive). 2 hours must be dedicated to controlled substance CE.

http://www.ncvmb.org/content/professional/documents/All%20Online%20CE.pdf

North Dakota

4/15/2020

From the North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners: “We are in the process of requesting accommodations for licensing and CE, but have not received approval from the Governor’s office yet, so as of now our rules are the same.”

Ohio

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Oklahoma

4/15/2020

Website states there will be a May 1, 2020 board meeting to discuss allowing an extension of CE.

https://www.okvetboard.com/

Oregon

4/7/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Pennsylvania

3/22/2020

Suspension of restrictions on distance-learning for CE requirements granted for the PA State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

https://www.dos.pa.gov/Documents/2020-03-22-Continuing-Education-Suspensions.pdf

Rhode Island

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

South Carolina

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

South Dakota

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Tennessee

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Texas

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Utah

4/7/2020

The requirement to participate in "live" CE hours is temporarily suspended for those with license expiration dates between now and September 30, 2020.

https://dopl.utah.gov/covid19.html

Vermont

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Virginia

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Washington

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

West Virginia

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Wisconsin

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

Wyoming

4/15/2020

No changes for CE requirements

 **As the pandemic continues, states may adapt changes to their CE requirements. VIN-VSPN CE will make every effort to track these changes, but if you are notified of a change in your state, please forward information to Charlotte@vspn.org. Thank you!

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