Select your state or province for the VTNE eligibility requirements.
Most jurisdictions require that VTNE candidates be graduates of a veterinary technology program accredited by the American or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA). The AAVSB does not endorse or recommend any veterinary technology program or school.
Submit your official, final transcript to the AAVSB
We do NOT email candidates an acknowledgement of transcripts if there is no application on file.
Transcripts are reviewed when your VTNE online application is processed.
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Initial application processing takes 2-3 weeks. An automated email from email@example.com will be sent to activate your MyAAVSB account.
Failure to submit your final transcript with graduation date and degree conferred by the posted application and documents deadline will result in forfeiture of your application fee.
Applications will not be transferred to other exam windows.
Three states allow On-the-Job Training (OJT) or alternate degrees for VTNE eligibility. Confirm you meet the stringent alternate pathway requirements for any of these three states: Alaska, California, or Wisconsin. Contact information can be found by using the Board and Agency Directory.
You also need to confirm that the state where you plan to work will credential veterinary technicians without a degree from an accredited veterinary technology program. There are select times when a governmental regulatory board will make a special exception for the approval of a candidate for eligibility. The AAVSB will defer to their decision.