Current Montana Certified Veterinary Technician’s (CVT’s)

Certified by the BSVTA/MVMA with expiration date 06/30/2023.

**In order to classify yourself as a current CVT in Montana, you would have already submitted the Certification Verification Application and all applicable CE to Marcia Cantrell (deadline was 12/31/2022). You would have recieved an email from Marcia stating that your CE is verified and you are in good standing.** 

If you have not completed the above, please navigate to the lapsed CVT protocol HERE

What you need to do with the BSVTA:

  1. Nothing, you are considered a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Montana until 6/30/2023
    1.  The BSVTA will complete tasks required for licensure on your behalf. BSVTA will provide a letter of verification that will contain when you were first certified and if there were any disciplinary actions noted on your certificate. The BSVTA will also send the applicant's required qualification documents (proof of education and VTNE score(s)) via a secure file transfer system. 

What you need to do to with the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine to become Licensed:

Between 1/1/2023 and 6/30/2023, visit https://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/veterinary-medicine/license-information/veterinarian-technician to complete the on-line application for licensure.

A jurisprudence exam is required as a part of the licensed veterinary technician application process. The exam is open book and a resource guide is available on the board’s website to assist applicants with the exam. 

Notes about how License Renewal will work moving forward:

  • License renewal will be through the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Renewals will be due every November 1st  starting 11/1/2023 
  • CE will be due on even years, beginning 11/1/2024  
    • 20 hours of CE will be required
      • The 20 hours must be obtained during the 24-month period prior to the renewal
      • Half of your required hours must be in person lab/lecture.  

(Standardized language regarding On-Line CE:  A presentation that has a live platform and allows for interaction between attendees and the presenter is considered an in-person course.  An “online course” is a course designed to be taken at the licensee’s convenience and that does not allow for back-and-forth interaction between the licensee, instructor/presenter, or other attendees.)