If you have not renewed your license or certificate for the 2018-2019 cycle, your time to do so is quickly approaching! Penalty late fees are now in effect!
What's New? Online license/certificate renewals are here!
You are now able to choose to renew online with a credit card, provided that you have provided all required information. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards will be accepted, but only online. Please note there will be a non-refundable $4.00 convenience fee for every transaction. Holders of State Employee and Faculty Veterinary Licenses, Non-resident Permit holders and Licensees that reside outside of the U.S. may not renew online at this time.
*Using the online system (available via the link on this page below), requires you to register using the last four digits of your Social Security number (or for Animal Crematories, the last four digits of the Responsible Owner's driver's license). You will also need to know your license or certificate number.
* You will not be required to upload Continuing Education (CE) documents; however, you will need those documents in order to LIST the name, date, provider, and number of credit hours earned. PLEASE NOTE all licensees and certificate holders are subject to random audits where you will need to provide proof of completion of all CE that you list on the online renewal system or your paper renewal application. Be sure to keep all CE course documentation! If you are selected for a CE audit, you will be contacted via mail correspondence from the Board.
*If you renew online, your information will be automatically updated on the Board's website and you will be able to print a renewal license/certificate when the online process is complete!
*If you prefer to send your renewal application in via mail or drop it off in person, you may still do that! We can accept a business or personal check, cashier's check, money order, or cash (exact amount only please!).
*If you receive an online message informing you that your application has been flagged, please follow any directions provided and keep an eye out for an email informing you that you may continue the online process.
**HINT -- Either cut and paste your CE information (course name, date, provider, # of hours) from a Word doc into the online system or have your documents ready to input that information. Some users are experiencing the system timing out and losing their information before completion. If you attended a conference, you do not have to list each course at the conference--simply list conference name, date, # of hours earned. We are working on this issue.
Please note that your required CE must be COMPLETED by December 31, 2016! Although there is a grace period to renew in the month of January, the CE must have been COMPLETED between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. If you submit CE that shows you completed it in 2017, the Board may vote to offer you a Consent Agreement, with a penalty, to allow you to renew your license or certificate for the 2017-2018 period.
CE Waiver Information: Per A.A.C. R3-11-405, a licensee or certificate holder who wishes to seek a waiver from the continuing education requirements for renewal must submit a written request to the Board by December 10, 2016. The request must include an explanation for the request. The Board is required to consider the following in determining whether to grant a waiver from the CE:
1. Illness or disability, or
2. Military service or absence from the United States, or
3. Any other circumstance demonstrated by the licensee or certificate holder to be beyond the licensee's or certificate holder's control.
*RENEWALS DONE ONLINE MUST BE COMPLETE, WITH PAYMENT, BY JANUARY 31, 2017 TO AVOID A PENALTY FEE.
*RENEWAL APPLICATIONS & FEES SUBMITTED BY MAIL OR IN PERSON MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE BOARD OFFICE BY JANUARY 31, 2017 TO AVOID A PENALTY FEE.
LATE RENEWALS: If the Board receives your renewal and/or your renewal fee on February 1st or later, you are required to pay a penalty fee as follows in order to be eligible to renew:
-Animal Crematories: $100
*Veterinarians and CVTs who do not renew by February 28, 2017, must submit a "reinstatement" application, which includes the late renewal penalty fee.
HOW TO VERIFY IF YOUR APPLICATION & PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND YOUR LICENSE/CERTIFICATE RENEWED: Simply check the Licensee Directory on this website, which can be accessed from the home page, via link to the right of this section, or via the "Directory" tab under the "Licensing" tab.
All of our 4000+ licensees/certificate holders renew at the same time! Please be patient; if you submit your renewal BY MAIL or IN PERSON after December 20th, you can expect to receive your mailed paper renewal license/certificate in approximately 4-6 weeks if your submission is complete. However, check your status on our website directory, as the actual renewal of the license/certificate may have occurred much sooner.
Note: For veterinarians who have chosen their mailing address for Board correspondence to be that of the licensed premise where you work, please keep in mind that the MAILING address of some premises may be a corporate office or some alternative address other than the physical address of your premise!
For Licensing questions, including about reinstatement, please contact our Licensing Administrator at 602-542-8166 or [email protected]