A certified veterinary technician is one who has passed the National exam (VTNE) and Arizona State exam, been approved by the Board, and has paid the issuance fee.
Next State CVT Exam: Friday, August 10, 2018
CVT Applicants: Please note that the deadline to submit a COMPLETED application for the August 10, 2018 STATE exam was June 6, 2018. If you have been approved to take the AUGUST 2018 exam, please refer to the confirmation letter which was mailed to you for details about exam location, etc.
If you would like to apply to take the December 14, 2018 State CVT exam, the deadline to submit a COMPLETED application is October 10, 2018. Your CVT application must be approved by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board in order to take the VTNE (which is offered by AAVSB) in the November 15-December 15, 2018 testing window!
*If you need to overnight your application, we recommend using UPS or FedEx, etc. rather than USPS. "Overnight" USPS mail gets to us a day late.
Important!: Although the review time is usually much faster, per AZ Administrative Rules, the Board has 30 days in which to inform you whether your application is complete. You may want to submit your application at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline to allow time for you to make corrections to the application or gather additional required information. Do not wait until the deadline date to submit your application, as you risk having it deemed incomplete, causing you to miss the next scheduled exam.
OPTIONAL FEE WAIVER FOR LOW INCOME APPLICANTS: Per A.R.S. 41-1080.01, an applicant applying for an initial license whose family income does not exceed two hundred percent of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for a fee waiver. If you believe that you qualify for the waiver, please contact the Board office at 602-542-8166 to request the Application for Waiver of Initial Licensing Fees.