All licenses and certificates expire December 31, 2022. However, there is a 1-month grace period to complete the online process*. You can renew online through January 31, 2023! If you miss that deadline, your license/certificate will lapse on February 1, 2023 and penalty fees will apply. Please use the online license/certificate renewal system to renew!
Click HERE for the online renewal system.
*All CE must be COMPLETED by 12/31/22. If you want to renew, but did not finish your CE by that date, please email: [email protected] explaining your situation. We will let you know what steps to take next.
If you have never set up an online account, you will need to know your license or certificate number and last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you are renewing a premises, you will need to know the license number and the last 4 digits of the Responsible Veterinarian's Social Security number. Renewing an animal crematory license for the first time? You will need the license number and last 4 digits of the Responsible Owner's drivers' license number.
If you don't have the license/certificate number, go to the Board's licensee directory.
For the online renewal system, you will need to pay via credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover) and be prepared to input details of your required Continuing Education completed between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/22.
Vets and CVTs: You will be typing in the details of your CE (course title, course provider, date completed, number of hours earned); you will not be uploading CE certificates. However, you should keep your completion certificates for at least 1 year. If you are selected in a random CE audit, we may ask you for proof of completion.
If you need to request a CE waiver, you must submit a written request to the Board by December 10, 2022. The request must contain your name and an explanation of the reason for the request. Per A.A.C. R3-11-504, the Board may grant a waiver from the CE requirements for renewal based on: (1) illness or disability; (2) military service or absence from the U.S.; (3) any other circumstance demonstrated by the licensee or certificate holder to be beyond the licensee's or certificate holder's control. Such requests may be mailed to the Board Office at 1740 W. Adams St., #4600, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or emailed to [email protected].
Online Renewal System FAQs
Renewing for someone else? If you have not previously linked the individual's license or certificate to your online account, you will need to know the last 4 digits of the individual's Social Security number to "link" their license/certificate to your account.
Have an account but can't link your license? It is likely that in the past, someone renewed the license on your behalf (e.g., hospital manager or corporate staff). Another possibility is that at some point you created more than one account and the license is linked to a different account of yours. Please call our office at 602-364-1739 and we will assist you with linking your license to your account.
Can't print the renewal license? You must ensure that all pop-up blockers are disabled!
While entering Continuing Education or other information, can you save it and come back later? YES, but you must click on the "Save Renewal Information" button before exiting!
Forgot your password or user name? You can reset either your password or user name -- Click on the blue "Reset Password" or "Recover Username" buttons on the login page. If you still struggle, it could be that you mis-typed your original answers to the security questions. Please do not create a new account---call our office for assistance: 602-364-1739.
Forget to print your license/certificate? You can log back into the system through February 2023 to print it.
Are paper renewal forms being mailed? No, we have not mailed individual paper renewal forms for several years. If you are unable to access a computer or prefer to pay by check or money order, you can contact us at [email protected] to request a paper form.
Where can I get more information about required Continuing Education? Please see the Continuing Education page.
How can I be sure that my online renewal was successful? Check the Licensee Directory for your name. Click on "view" next to your name and the next screen will show you the license expiration date. If the renewal was successful, the expiration date will show as 12/31/2024.
The system flagged my entry and stopped my progress. What do I do? All flagged entries are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible. You may be contacted for additional information and once the issue is resolved, the flag will be removed and you can continue the process.
Animal Crematory: $400
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 your license or certificate has expired and you wish to determine if you are eligible to reinstate, please contact Board staff at [email protected] or 602-542-8166. To determine the status of your license or certificate, go to the licensee directory.
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 expired 12/31/2022, please log back into the online license renewal system and print it. If you are unable to print it, please email [email protected] to request that a pdf copy be emailed to you. As well, you can make a request through the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the website homepage. Requests made through February 2023 are expected to take 2-3 weeks to fulfill.