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.
[Please note that this Certification program does not automatically qualify individuals for AAEVT student membership. Student membership is reserved for those who are currently enrolled in an AVMA-approved school of Veterinary Technology.]
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 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 Administrator when you have completed all of the skills.
4. Wet Lab & Sign-off Sheet
The AAEVT Online Certificate Academy requires that you attend one AAEVT Wet Lab in-person to complete the program. The purpose of this is to receive a signature from an AAEVT Board Member confirming that you have been evaluated in-person for your horsemanship skills. When registering for an AAEVT Wet Lab, you will be asked if you are enrolled in the AAEVT Online Certificate Academy and using the CE event for your horsemanship evaluation. If so, you should check the “Yes” box.
Please note that attending the in-person evaluation may require budgeting for travel and time off work expenses. You can find a list of approved CE events for this year on the AAEVT Events page. After attending the AAEVT Wet Lab, this sheet must be signed and submitted to the AAEVT Administrator.
5. Required Text: AAEVT Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians (2nd ed.)
Published by Wiley Blackwell, the AAEVT Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians (2nd ed.), will be your required textbook for the three courses. The book is included in the program fee.
For those who live in the USA – the options are a hard copy, which will be sent to you upon program purchase, or the ebook version.
For those who are in Canada/International – the only option included is the ebook version.
If you are in Canada/International and also wish to purchase a hard copy, you can purchase through Amazon or Wiley Blackwell at our AAEVT member discount.
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 Administrator for approval of an equine-focused scientific or practice management program. Verification of CE needs to be submitted to the AAEVT 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.