Continuing Education

Becoming a Sponsor of Continuing Education for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians


The requirements to become an approved sponsor are found in Section 62.8(i)(2)(3) of the Regulations of the Commissioner. Organizations or other entities and individuals who seek approval as sponsors should complete the Application for Approval as a Continuing Education Sponsor for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.

Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a Sponsor

  1. What is the fee for becoming an approved sponsor?

    All sponsors of continuing education for veterinary professionals must pay a $900 fee at the time that they submit the application for approval. Applications that are not accompanied by the fee will not be considered.

  2. Are sponsors who are “deemed approved” under Section 62.8(i)(2) of the Regulations of the Commissioner required to pay the $900 fee?

    Yes. All entities or individuals seeking approval as sponsors must pay the $900 fee. The “deemed approved” status refers to the organizational structure and substantive content of sponsored continuing education activities. That is they are deemed to provide learning activities and to have an administrative structure, resources and processes that satisfy all of the requirements of the Department for becoming an approved sponsor.

  3. How can I become an affiliate of a “deemed approved” sponsor?

    Affiliations are private contractual arrangements that must be agreed upon by the affiliating parties.

  4. Can I become an approved sponsor in anticipation of designing courses or other learning activities?

    No. One of the requirements for becoming an approved sponsor is that an entity or individual demonstrate that they will offer learning activities that are of acceptable content and that they have qualified instructors to present such activities. In the absence of any proposed learning activities, the Department is not in a position to determine the substantive quality of the anticipated offerings.

  5. If you have a question that was not answered in this section, please contact the New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine at


Application for Approval as a Continuing Education Sponsor for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

Last Updated: March 6, 2012