Continuing Education

On December 12, 2011, the Board of Regents approved regulations to implement mandatory continuing education requirements for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Section 6704-a and Section 6711-b, of the Education Law respectively require veterinarians to complete 45 hours and veterinary technicians to complete 24 hours, of acceptable continuing education every three years. The requirement became effective in January, 2012. To calculate the number of continuing education hours that you must complete before your next re-registration date, refer to the continuing education tables for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

For additional information on the laws, rules and regulations governing veterinary medicine, please refer to the Laws, Rules & Regulations section under the Office of the Professions’ Veterinary Medicine web page.

For more information on continuing education requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

Last Updated: April 9, 2014