Continuing Education Offerings
AzVMA provides continuing education opportunities throughout the year, which fulfill the mandatory CE requirements for license and certification renewal. AzVMA’s quality continuing education (CE) programs offer the latest scientific, technological & wellness topics for optimal professional development.
Continuing Education Transcripts
AzVMA tracks continuing education credits earned through attending AzVMA continuing education sessions for license renewal. Copies of CE Transcripts are available for members at any time, to view or print, through their AzVMA membership accounts. View this tutorial to learn how to access your CE Transcript.
Veterinary Licensure & Technician Certification Information
For information about obtaining or renewing veterinary licenses or veterinary technician certifications visit the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board's licensing page or call 602-364-1738.
AzVMA's Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice
The Arizona Academy is comprised of a select group of Arizona veterinarians that go above and beyond the state requirements for licensure by completing a rigorous series of continuing education courses. The state requires all veterinarians to complete 20 hours of continuing education in a two-year period to qualify for licensing. However, AzVMA Academy Members have completed at least 50 hours in one-year if they are a small animal veterinarian and at least 40 hours in one-year if they are a large animal veterinarian.
The AzVMA's continuing education offerings are accepted by the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board as per Administrative Rule: R3-11-402 (A.1.b) & (A.2.b) - Approval of Continuing Education.
A. The following continuing education is approved by the Board:
1. For a veterinarian:
b. Continuing education sponsored by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Veterinary State Boards, a state or national veterinary association or academy approved by the Board, or continuing education approved according to subsections (B) and (C); or
2. For a veterinary technician:
b. Continuing education sponsored by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association or American Association of Veterinary State Boards or approved by RACE;
e. Continuing education approved according to subsections (B) and (C).
Individuals interested in speaking at continuing education programs for the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, may complete the online speaker application.