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Registered Veterinary Technician License Application

Please apply online at BreEZe for the Registered Veterinary Technician License Application

Required Fees: 

  • Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
  • Initial License Fee: $160

Requirements for Approved School:

  • Photograph (similar to a passport photograph)
  • Official Transcript or photocopy of the diploma (if applicable and AVMA/California approved school applicant)
  • License Verification/Letter of Good Standing sent directly to California from another state, U.S. territory or Canadian province (if applicable for AVMA/California approved school applicant)*
  • Fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) please complete the Live Scan Form and submit it to the Board. For live scan locations click here.
  • United States issued Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Requirements for Alternate Route:
Alternate Route Information can be found here: California Code of Regulations  § 2068.5 Practical Experience and Education As Equivalent Curriculum.

  • Copies of official Certificates of Completion along with course descriptions or course outlines, and breakdown in hours for postsecondary education
  • Fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) please complete the Live Scan Form and submit it to the Board. For live scan locations click here.
  • United States issued Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Required Information:

  • Verification of passing the Veterinarian Technician National Examination (VTNE) or equivalent

Applicants for the VTNE apply directly to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). Those applicants who graduated from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited school will automatically be made eligible to take the VTNE.

Applicants who apply for examination eligibility as a graduate of a California approved veterinary technology program or through the Board’s Alternate Route, will still apply directly to the AAVSB to take the VTNE.  However, the Board is required to review the applicant’s application and verify examination eligibility before the alternate route candidate is made eligible to take the VTNE. In order to ensure eligibility is transferred to the AAVSB in a timely manner, the Board recommends alternate route candidates apply to the Board and confirm their examination eligibility before applying to the AAVSB to take the VTNE.

The VTNE is administered in 3 specific testing windows throughout the year and each application window has a deadline. Please refer to the AAVSB for the application and application deadlines for each examination window.

Applicants who fail to apply for licensure within two years from notification of eligibility are subject to abandonment of their application and must reapply pursuant to CCR section 2015.5