RULE AMENDMENTS FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS AND CVT LICENSE ELIGIBILITY
At its October 18th meeting, the Board voted to adopt rule amendments that expand eligibility for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) licensure. Effective October 21, 2014, other states’ applicants who have not graduated from an AVMA accredited program are eligible for licensure if they:
A) Have been actively licensed in good standing as a CVT, RVT or AHT in another state or states for a period of at least five years and:
B) Have been employed as a licensed or registered veterinary or animal health technician or instructor of veterinary technology for a minimum of three of the last five years; and
C) Pass the examinations referred to in OAR 87-030-0020 (VTNE and JPE/RDT), and
D) Provide notarized confirmation of clinical competency as a veterinary technician or instructor from at least one veterinarian or school official (dean or program head) who supervised you pursuant to B of this section. Confirmation must be provided in section 6 of the application form, and must match the information provided pursuant to E below; and
E) Provide W2 federal tax forms or other Board-approved proof of employment as a licensed veterinary technician or instructor; and
F) Provide proof of CE as required in OAR 875-010-0090 that is current at the time of application.