California 
Registered Veterinary Technicians 
Association

There are currently three eligibility categories for the RVT examination in California. 
To be eligible for the RVT examination, a candidate must meet the requirements of only one of these categories.

1.

Graduate from, at minimum, a two-year curriculum in veterinary technology in a college or other post-secondary institution approved by the California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB). (Generally an AVMA approved school) or complete a program or curriculum that has been deemed equivalent to a two-year approved program by the VMB.

2.

Currently licensed, in good standing, in another state, US Territory or Canadian Province with at least 4416 hours of practical experience (in specific areas) in no less than 24 months, under the direct supervision of a veterinarian licensed in the United States, Canada or a US Territory.

3.

Complete a combination of at least 4416 hours of directed clinical practice in no less than 24 months under the direct supervision of a California-licensed veterinarian and 300 hours (or 20 semester or 30 quarter units) of specific education.

Alternate Route ProgramDistance Learning Programs

California RVT Programs

AVMA Approved Veterinary Technology Programs




The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), the organization that administers the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) has as new refund policy starting with the July-August online application deadline.
Click HERE to read more.

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California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association
1017 L Street Suite 389 Sacramento California 95814 
916-244-2494 
info@carvta.com
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