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RACE Standards


  • AAVSB:
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
  • Accredited:
Accredited by the AVMA or CVMA
  • AVMA:
American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Board-certified:
Advanced training by a veterinary specialty college or board that is recognized by the AVMA’s American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS).
  • CAVM:
Complementary / alternative veterinary medicine
  • CE:
Continuing veterinary medical education
  • CVMA:
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jurisdiction:
A state or provincial regulatory veterinary licensing board
  • Member Board:
State or provincial regulatory veterinary licensing boards that are members of the AAVSB
  • RACE:
The Registry of Approved Continuing Education program, a program of the AAVSB


About AAVSB: The mission of AAVSB is to provide quality resources and accurate information for veterinary regulatory agencies and professionals and allied groups in the interest of public protection. Its membership includes 57 jurisdictions representing North America, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. AAVSB offers a variety of programs and services to assist our Member Boards with their mission of protecting the public.

About RACE: A program of AAVSB, RACE was established as a clearinghouse for the review and approval of continuing education providers and their programs. All RACE-approved providers and programs are listed on the AAVSB website. Providers voluntarily apply to the RACE program and agree to abide by the RACE Standards. AAVSB does not solicit participation in the RACE program.

Individual jurisdictions retain their right to refuse, partially or in full, any provider or program that RACE approves based on their regulation(s). Veterinary continuing education is not standardized among state veterinary boards; each maintains its own requirements. RACE-approved continuing education is recognized by most AAVSB Member Boards; however providers and participants should verify recognition with their board(s) and should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions of certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Contact information for AAVSB Member Boards is available on our website.