1. Must be a current AAEVT Member
Applicant must be a current member of the AAEVT and in good standing. Participant must maintain their membership throughout the program.
2. Complete all of the Courses
Participant must take ALL the courses offered through the certification program. You must successfully watch all of the videos, read/review all of the materials and assignments, and take all quizzes and exams. You must PASS all exams with a minimum score of 80% and an overall average grade of 85. You may retake an examination twice.
- If participant has already taken a similar course, a letter from their supervising DVM that they are proficient in this area must be submitted to the AAEVT ACT Administrator for review and consideration.
- Intended length of program is 6-9 months with time allowed to be able to attend an AAEVT CE event with a wet lab.
3. List of Required Clinical Skills
Please print this list of required clinical skills. These are to be signed off by an equine DVM mentor (preferably an AAEP member) or a credentialed technician working in an equine veterinary practice. You may work towards getting proficient in these skills and getting them signed off at any time during the completion of the program. These are to be submitted to the AAEVT ACT Administrator when you have completed all of the skills.
4. Wet Lab Sign-off Sheet
This form will need to be signed by an AAEVT Board member or assigned moderator present at an approved AAEVT CE/Wet lab event, where you will be evaluated in person on your horsemanship skills and your participation. You may need to budget in the costs of attending a meeting, travel, and taking time off work to attend this mandatory in person evaluation. Please check the AAEVT Events page for a list of approved CE events for this year. This sheet is to be signed and submitted to the AAEVT ACT Administrator.
5. Required Text: AAEVT Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians
Published by Wiley Blackwell, this will be your textbook for the three courses. The retail price is $75.99 for the print book; however, AAEVT members can purchase the book using the code BP960 for $60.79 directly from Wiley Blackwell.
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Upon completion and verification of the above requirements, a certificate will be mailed to you.
7. Annual CE Requirement
Certificate holders must obtain 5 hours of equine-focused continuing education each calendar year in order to keep their certification current and in good standing with the AAEVT. Approved CE sites and programs will be posted under the Events page on the AAEVT website or you can contact the AAEVT ACT Administrator for approval of an equine-focused scientific or practice management program. Verification of CE needs to be submitted to the AAEVT ACT Administrator by January 31st for the previous calendar year.
The AAEVT will certify participants as having completed the AAEVT Certified Equine Veterinary Technicians/Assistants (AEVT/AEVA) Program. This certification will be with the AAEVT only and will be recognized by the AAEP.
This certificate does not qualify members as licensed, certified, registered, etc. by the various states, AVMA or NAVTA.