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Licensure is not required to practice as a Veterinary Technician in the State of Florida but all graduates are encouraged to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). Only graduates of an AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technology program are eligible to take the VTNE. Upon successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be eligible to apply for certification, which is valid for two years. This certification will be maintained by completing the required continuing education credits (15 credits every two years).

American Association of Veterinary State Boards
380 W 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO. 64108
Phone: 877-698-8482
Fax: 816-931-1604

Certification Organizations in the State of Florida

Florida Veterinary Technician Association
PO Box 924082
Princeton FL 33092

Florida Veterinary Medical Association
7207 Monetary Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: 800-992-3862
Fax: 407-240-3710