All licenses and certificates expire December 31, 2020; however, they will not move to "lapsed" status until February 1, 2021 if not renewed. Renewal applications are NOT being mailed this year (except for Non-resident permit and State Employee licensees). If you are unable to use the online renewal system, please contact Board staff to request a paper renewal application via [email protected] or call 602-364-1739.
Click HERE for the online license renewal system!
Renewal fees are temporarily waived! Use this system for Premises License Renewals also!
The Board has voted to utilize Governor Ducey's Executive Order #2020-17 related to COVID-19 to waive renewal fees during the period the Executive Order is in place. If the Executive Order is rescinded, fees will be charged for all those who have not already completed the renewal process! If you renew before the Governor's Executive Order expires, you will never have to pay the renewal fee for this cycle!
Fall newsletters kicking off the renewal period were mailed the first week of October. If you did not receive one, please contact the Board office to verify your address. In mid-November, POSTCARDS were mailed to announce that the Board's online license renewal system is now available.
- Although licenses/certificates have an expiration date of 12/31/2020, there is a 1-month grace period to complete the online process. Your license will remain in Active status until 1/31/2021. However, CE must be complete by 12/31/2020!
- All licenses/certificates LAPSE 2/1/2021 if not renewed online. If using a paper renewal application, it must be RECEIVED at the Board office by that date to avoid lapsing and paying a penalty fee.
- If you have not used the online renewal system before, you will need the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to create an account. "Responsible Owners" of animal crematories will need the last 4 digits of his/her drivers' license number.
- Renewing premises licenses online can be done by someone other than the Responsible Veterinarian; however, the person completing the process will still need the last 4 digits of the Responsible Veterinarian's Social Security number unless an account has been established in the past.
- In the online system you will be typing in main information about the CE (title, provider, date, # of hours). You will not be uploading CE completion certificates; however, you need to keep them for at least one year in case you are selected in a CE audit.
- At the end of your online transaction, be sure to print out your renewal license/certificate! If you have trouble printing, the most likely cause is that you have a pop-up blocker on. You may need to disable pop-up blockers!
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. At all times (not just during COVID-19 related issues) ALL CE may be obtained online as long as it is interactive and is offered by one of the approved sources (i.e. RACE, AzVMA, SAVMA, AAHA, AAVSB, a veterinary college, a veterinary technician program (for CVTs only) or specifically approved by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board).
(NOTE! A law which became 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.
If you would like a copy of your wall license or certificate similar to the one you received when you were originally licensed or certified, please see the Licensing tab for the Duplicate Wall License or Certificate Request forms. Note: there is a fee for these wall license replacements.
If you need a copy of your renewal license which expires 12/31/2022, please log back into the online renewal system and print your license. If you renewd by paper, please call the Board office at 602-364-1739 to request that a copy be emailed to you. As well, you can make a request through the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the website homepage or email [email protected].
If you would like to "reinstate" your license or certificate because it lapsed in 2018 or earlier, please contact Board staff at 602-542-8166 or [email protected].