Veterinary Technician License Application Forms

Important Notice: DO NOT use Form 1 if you are already licensed in this profession in New York State. A New York State professional license is valid for life unless it is revoked, annulled, or suspended by the Board of Regents. To practice in New York State, your professional license must be registered. To renew your registration online, visit If your registration has lapsed, contact us to request a Delayed Registration Application, or call 518-474-3817 Ext. 570.

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Online Form 1 - Application for Licensure
All applicants for licensure must initially submit Form 1 along with the $177 licensure and first registration fee. You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to accurately complete all required parts of the application will delay its review. Additional forms below are required based on the licensure requirements of the profession. Do not use Form 1 to renew your existing license.

Continuing Your Application
If you have started an application within the past 30 days, and have not yet completed it, you can use this link to continue your application. You will need your Application ID, Social Security Number, and Date of Birth.

Upload Additional Documentation
If you have already completed an application, but you have additional documents or files to include in your previous submission, use this link to upload additional documentation. You will need your Application ID and Date of Birth.

Change Address or Name  - You are required to notify us within 30 days of any address or name changes. Please read the instructions to request this change.

Form 2 - Certification Of Professional Education - ( PDF 28 KB)
This form must be submitted directly by the professional school.

  • Section I: Complete this section. Be sure you sign and date item 9. Send this form to the professional school you attended and be sure to include any fee required. If your school's program is not registered by the NYS Education Department or accredited by the AVMA, notify the school that a transcript must accompany the form.
  • Section II: Ask your school to complete this section and send the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form. This form must be signed by the registrar or other designated official of the school and sent to the Office of the Professions in an official school envelope. Forms returned by the applicant will not be accepted.

Electronic Transcript Service

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept official electronic transcripts from educational institutions (i.e. colleges/universities) or designated third-party* transcript entities located in the United States provided that:

  • The transcript is the certified true and official academic record and the document does NOT have an expiration date**.
  • OP can independently verify that the transcript is received directly from the educational institution’s registrar or officially designated third-party.
  • If a third-party transcript provider is involved, it is clear that the educational institution has designated the third party as the official sole provider of its transcripts.
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly access or alter the transcript before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any educational institution transcript submissions should be made electronically to***.

*OP will only accept third-party submissions after we have determined that the arrangement between the educational institution and the third party is consistent with our security and verification standards.

**Transcript documents with expiration dates cannot be accepted. Expirations on links to the document are acceptable.

***Do NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

Form 3 - Verification of Out-Of-State Licensure, Registration, And/Or Examination - ( PDF 23 KB)
Use this form if you are or ever have been licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction
  • Section I: Complete this section and forward this form to the licensing authority of the jurisdiction in which you are licensed. Ask the licensing authority to complete Section II and submit the completed form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form.
  • Section II: An official from the licensing authority must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form.
NOTE: A separate Form 3 must be received from every state, province or country in which you are or ever have been licensed.
Form 4 - Verification of Professional Practice - ( PDF 20 KB)
This form must be submitted directly by the licensed veterinarian who completed the form.

Form 4 is necessary only for those applicants seeking licensure by endorsement. If you graduated from an accredited program and passed the VTNE, you do not have to file Form 4.

Form 5 - Application For Limited Permit - ( PDF 27 KB)
If you graduated from an accredited program, or its equivalent as determined by this Department, but have not had the opportunity to sit for the VTNE, you may be eligible for a limited permit to practice veterinary technology. If you previously failed the VTNE, you are not eligible for a limited permit.

Before your application for a limited permit can be approved you must:

  • submit Form 5 and the permit fee;
  • submit the Application for Licensure (Form 1) and the licensure application fee; and
  • have the State Education Department approve your education.

The fee for the permit is $50.

Last Updated: November 22, 2019