Provider Continuing Education

MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - PROVIDERS

1. How do I become an approved provider?

To become an approved CE provider, please contact the Board's national CE provider approval organization, the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB) Registry for Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program at 1-877-698-8482 or www.aavsb.org.

2. What is the cost to become an approved provider?

The cost is determined by the AAVSB.

3. What are the requirements to qualify as a CE provider?

Please refer to the mandatory continuing education regulations for provider requirements and also other requirements for record keeping, instructors, certificates, etc.

4. Do I qualify to be an instructor of a CE course?

You must meet at least two of the following criteria to be an instructor:

  • A license, registration, or certificate in an area related to the subject matter of the course. The license, registration, or certificate shall be current, valid, and free from restrictions due to disciplinary action by this Board or any other health care regulatory agency;
  • A master's or higher degree from an educational institution in an area related to the subject matter of the course;
  • Training, certification, or experience in teaching the subject matter of the course; or
  • At least two years' experience in an area related to the subject matter of the course.

5. Does the Veterinary Medical Board approve provider?

No. The Veterinary Medical Board relies on the AAVSB for all provider approvals, other than those that are recognized in statute or regulation. AAVSB's approval is widely recognized.

6. How do I become a statutorily recognized provider?

Statutorily recognized providers were identified in the legislation to implement mandatory continuing education. To become a statutorily recognized provider would require a change in the Business and Professions code via legislation.

7. Do statutorily recognized providers have to abide by the regulations?

Yes. All providers must adhere to the regulations identified in California Code of Regulations sections 2085 and 2086.