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Veterinary Board of Governors extends CE policy through 2021

January 22, 2021

At the outset of the pandemic, the Governor’s proclamations restricted large gatherings, effectively canceling large professional development events and conferences that included continuing education opportunities. As a result, veterinarians and veterinary technicians lost the ability and the means to meet their CE obligations for renewal of their licenses.

In response, the Veterinary Board of Governors approved a policy that veterinarians and veterinary technicians could make use of preprogrammed materials, e.g., recorded, non-live webinars, to meet all of their CE requirements in WAC 246-933-445. The policy expired on Dec. 31, 2020, but at their most recent meeting, the Board extended the allowance through Dec. 31, 2021.

WAC 246-933-420 requires licensed veterinarians to complete and document 30 hours of continuing education every two years. WAC 246-935-280 requires 20 CE hours every two years for licensed veterinary technicians.

Read the original policy here.


Posted January 22, 2021