The next license/certificate renewal period ends December 31, 2018, when all licenses and certificates will expire. Renewal notices will be mailed in mid-November. As with the last renewal cycle, there will be an opportunity to renew your license/certificate online with a credit card. Renewals made by mail or in-person must be paid by cash, check, or money order (no credit cards).
We suggest that you verify that any Continuing Education you intend to take to earn credit toward license/certificate renewal is "Board-approved" per the Administrative Rules. Click on the Continuing Education page for more information.
If you will have difficulty completing the required CE, per Administrative Rule R3-11-405, a licensee or certificate holder may seek a waiver from the CE requirements by submitting a written request to the Board by December 10th (must be received by that date!). The request must include the person's name and reason for the request. The Board will consider the following in determining whether to grant a waiver from the CE: (1) illness or disability; (2) military service or absence from the U.S.; (3) any other circumstances demonstrated by the licensee or certificate hold to be beyond the licensee's or certificate holder's control.
(NOTE! New law effective 4/26/18 requires a veterinarian who is authorized to dispense controlled substances AND who has a valid U.S. DEA registration number to complete a minimum of 3 hours of opioid-related, substance use disorder-related or addiction-related CE for each license renewal cycle. For the cycle ending 12/31/18 please make your best effort to comply. (Check with the AzVMA and SAVMA for possible course offerings. As well, see the Continuing Education page for two courses to be offered in Prescott in December).
The Board understands licensees may have already completed their 20 required hours and/or may not be able to identify appropriate CE to comply with this new requirement, thus, the Board is unlikely to take disciplinary action if a licensee has not completed the 3 hours of opioid, substance use disorder, addiction-related CE in this cycle. However, please make your best effort to comply. It will be expected in the 2020 renewal cycle. See "Statutes & Rules" tab for more information about the law change.
If you would like to "reinstate" your license or certificate, please contact the Board's Licensing Administrator at 602-542-8166 or [email protected].