Select your state or province for the VTNE eligibility requirements.
Most states and all provinces require that VTNE candidates be graduates of a veterinary technology program accredited by the American or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA). The AAVSB does not endorse or recommend any veterinary technology program or school.
Three states allow On-the-Job Training (OJT) or alternate degrees for VTNE eligibility. Confirm you meet the stringent alternate pathway requirements for any of these three states: Alaska, California, or Wisconsin. Contact information can be found by using the Board and Agency Directory.
You also need to confirm that the state where you plan to work will credential veterinary technicians without a degree from an accredited vet tech program. There are select times when a governmental regulatory board will make a special exception for the approval of a candidate for eligibility. The AAVSB will defer to their decision.