RACE CE Requirements by State | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education

State Requirements For Veterinary Continuing Education Courses

Please note that all our CE (webinars, podcasts, real-life rounds) are RACE-approved for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

When watching a VETgirl webinar live, this is referred to as "interactive" continuing education, which is no different than sitting in a lecture at a conference. While some states may have limitations on the number of hours of online CE you receive, this is different from live interactive online CE. If you watch a webinar recording (or listen to a VETgirl recorded podcast), this is referred to as "passive" / "non-interactive" continuing education. To obtain passive / non-interactive continuing education credit, the quiz associated with that material must be successfully completed. Our online veterinary continuing education is often called "distance learning" too.

State veterinary continuing education requirements listed below are based upon the most up to date information available. Continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, it is the veterinary licensee's responsibility to remain up to date with their state's continuing education requirements.

If you have questions, or have an update to the information below, please contact us via our Contact Us page.

.Alabama Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours per year - Alabama Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses per year
Veterinarian Tech: 8 hours per year - Alabama Accepts 2 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Special Requirements: 60 hours in scientific study and 20 hours of management in a four year period. 2 hours in pharmacy or legal starting in 2012 (must alternate the two)

.Alaska Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Alaska Accepts 30 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every 2 years - Alaska Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Arizona Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every 2 years - Arizona Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every 2 years - Arizona Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Arkansas Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours per year - Arkansas Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 6 hours per year - Arkansas Accepts 2 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

All license renewals are due by March 31st of each year

.California Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 36 hours every 2 years - Online education hours are unlimited; however, at least 30 of those hours must be interactive online education.
Veterinarian Tech: 20 hours every 2 years - California Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Colorado Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 32 Board-approved or RACE-approved CE hours every 2 years. Colorado Accepts 32 hours of Board-approved or RACE-approved Online Continuing Education Courses.
All license renewals are due October 31 in even years
Veterinarian Tech: no State requirement. Voluntary Association (CACVT) requires 20 hours every 2 years - CACVT Accepts 20 hours of RACE Approved - Online Continuing Education Courses (Technical and Supportive Categories). All license renewals are due June 30 every even year.

.Connecticut Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - Connecticut Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: no state requirement. Connecticut State Association requires 15 hours every 2 years - Connecticut Accepts 0 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Delaware Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - Delaware Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 12 hours every 2 years - Delaware Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.District of Columbia Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 36 hours every 2 years - District of Columbia Accepts 36 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: no current requirements – legislation pending

.Florida Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Florida Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: not currently licensed in Florida. Certification through the FL Veterinary Medicine Association. Requires 15 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years - 7 hours may be earned online. RACE courses are accepted as are courses approved by the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine

.Georgia Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Georgia Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every 2 years - Georgia Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Special Requirements: Veterinarian: 2 hours in GA law, rules and professionalism (1 hour must be live). Up to 5 hours may be in hospital management. CE not to exceed 12 hours in one day.
Veterinarian Tech: 1 hours in GA law, rules and professionalism

.Hawaii Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every 2 years - Hawaii Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Special Requirements: Requirement due in even years by 6/30

.Idaho Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every 2 years - Idaho Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 14 hours every 2 years - Idaho Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Illinois Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 40 hours every 2 years - Illinois Accepts 40 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 15 hours every 2 years - Illinois Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Indiana Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 40 hours every 2 years - Indiana Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 16 hours every 2 years - Indiana Accepts 8 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Iowa Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 60 hours every 3 years - Iowa Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: Not required

.Kansas Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours per year - Kansas Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 4 hours per year are recommended but not required

.Kentucky Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Kentucky Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 6 hours every year - Kentucky Accepts 6 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Louisiana Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every year - Louisiana Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every year – Louisiana Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Maine Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - Maine Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: Not required

.Maryland Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 18 hours every year - Maryland Accepts 6 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 24 hours every 3 years - Maryland Accepts 8 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses per 3 year cycle not to exceed 4 hours in any one year.

.Massachusetts Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 15 hours every year - Massachusetts Accepts 6 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 12 CE hours per year via MVTA - Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses. Accepts RACE Approved Courses and MVTA Approved Courses

.Michigan Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

No continuing education required

.Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 40 hours every 2 years - Minnesota Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses, but only grants 1 CE hour for every 3 hours of online CE taken
Veterinarian Tech: not currently licensed in Minnesota.
Certification via Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Association which requires 10 CE hours per renewal cycle. Allows a maximum of 3 hours of Online CE.

.Mississippi Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 15 hours every year - Mississippi Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every year – Mississippi Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Missouri Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 10 hours every year - Missouri Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 5 hours every year – Missouri Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Montana Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every 2 years - Montana Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: no state requirement. Big Sky Vet Tech Association requires 16 hours every 2 years - Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Nebraska Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 32 hours every 2 years - Nebraska Accepts 8 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 16 hours every 2 years - Nebraska Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Nevada Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every year - Nevada Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses (e.g., distance learning or correspondence courses)
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every year - Nevada Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.New Hampshire Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 12 hours every year New Hampshire Accepts 3 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: no state requirement. New Hampshire Vet Tech Association requires 12 hours every year - Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.New Jersey Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every 2 years - New Jersey Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: no state requirement. The New Jersey Veterinary Technicians and Assistants Association certifies Vet Techs and requires 20 hours of continuing education every 2 years. All may be Online

.New Mexico Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 15 hours every year - New Mexico Accepts 7.5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 8 hours every year - New Mexico Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.New York Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 45 hours every 3 years - New York Accepts 22.5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 24 hours every 3 years - New York Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.North Carolina Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every year - North Carolina Accepts 3 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 12 hours every 2 years - North Carolina Accepts 3 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.North Dakota Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - North Dakota Accepts 8 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 8 hours every 2 years - North Dakota Accepts 2 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Ohio Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Ohio Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every 2 years - Ohio Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Oklahoma Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every year - Oklahoma Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every year – Oklahoma Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Special Requirements: 2 hours must be Controlled Dangerous Substances and/or State Laws

.Oregon Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Oregon Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 15 hours every 2 years - Oregon Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Pennsylvania Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Pennsylvania Accepts 7.5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 16 hours every 2 years - Pennsylvania Accepts 16 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Rhode Island Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - Rhode Island Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: not currently licensed in Rhode Island. Certification is through the Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association. Requires 12 hours every year by December 31. Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.South Carolina Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - South Carolina Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 10 hours every 2 years – South Carolina Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.South Dakota Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 32 hours every 2 years - South Dakota Accepts 32 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 12 hours every 2 years – South Dakota Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Tennessee Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 20 hours every year - Tennessee Accepts 8 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 12 hours every year - Tennessee Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Texas Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 17 hours every year - Texas Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: not currently licensed in Texas. Certification is through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Requires 10 hours of continuing education per year - Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Utah Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - Utah Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: not currently licensed in Utah

.Vermont Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 24 hours every 2 years - Vermont Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: not currently licensed in Vermont. Vermont Veterinary Tech Association requires 18 hours every 2 years - Accepts 18 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Washington Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 3 years - Washington Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 30 hours every 3 years - Washington Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.West Virginia Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 18 hours every year - West Virginia Accepts 4 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 12 hours every year - West Virginia does not accepts Online Continuing Education Courses for Vet Techs

.Wisconsin Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 30 hours every 2 years - Wisconsin Accepts 30 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: 15 hours every 2 years – Wisconsin Accepts 15 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

.Wyoming Veterinary Continuing Education Requirements

Veterinarian: 16 hours every 2 years - Wyoming Accepts 16 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses
Veterinarian Tech: Vet Tech Certification is administered as a voluntary certification through the Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association. 10 hours every 2 years - Accepts 10 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses.

Please note that these regulations change every few years - when in doubt, please contact your state veterinary board for confirmation. Still have questions? You can always contact us via our Contact Us page.

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