It is time to renew your license or certificate! As with the last renewal cycle, there is 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 can be accepted via phone, at our office, or if using the paper renewal process). Renewal notices were mailed in mid-November. YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR RENEWAL NOTICE TO RENEW ONLINE.
THE ONLINE RENEWAL PORTAL IS NOW AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK. Online renewal note: if you get an error message telling you that your license is already linked, that means you at some point created more than one online account. CALL US AT 602-364-1739 and Board staff can tell you which account is linked properly. After your payment transaction, you MUST click to continue to GO BACK to the renewal application or your information will not be updated in our system! Do not close your browser immediately after your payment goes through! There are prompts that tell you to return to the application after payment.
Renewal note! While licenses have the expiration date of 12/31/18, there is a one-month grace period to submit/pay for your renewal*. If renewing in January online, you must complete your online transaction by 1/31/19 to avoid a penalty fee and your license lapsing. If using the paper renewal process, your complete renewal application and full payment must be RECEIVED at the Board office by 1/31/19 to avoid a penalty fee and your license lapsing. If renewing using the paper application, be sure you have completed ALL the sections and signed and dated the form! *Required CE must be COMPLETED by 12/31/18.
You can renew online through January 31st without a penalty fee and paper renewals must be RECEIVED at the Board office by January 31, 2019 to avoid a penalty fee.
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.
Note: the deadline to request a CE waiver for license/certificate renewal was per Administrative Rule, on December 10, 2018.
(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].