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2018 Pre-Application Requirements
The following documents along with the $25.00 pre-application fee
If your state does not issue a paper license but has a voluntary credential process, then you MUST submit an official letter from your state Veterinary Medical Board or Veterinary Technician State Association stating your original date of credentialing along with a statement that says you are in good standings to legally practice as a veterinary technician.
Scanned copy of Legal Documentation of name change (Only if name change has occurred after original date of credentialing)
These documents require approval by the credentials committee in order for the applicant to submit a complete application packet by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time December 31st 2017.
The credentials committee will be verifying work experience hours and confirming credential status in order to grant approval of these forms. NOTE: All employment history listed on the form MUST have a contact name and email for the person who can verify work experience hours. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the name and email address is correct. Each employer (present and past) will be contacted via email for verification of hours claimed on form. The employer will be asked to respond within 10 days from the date indicated in the email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure ALL past and current employers respond to this email within the 10 day period. Approval will NOT be granted until all employment hours can be verified.
Failure to submit and get approval of these forms by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31st 2017
The credentials committee will contact the applicant with approval status via email within 7-10 business days of submission of these documents.
If documents are missing or the professional history and experience form is filled out incorrectly the applicant has the opportunity to correct the issues and resubmit the forms at no additional cost. A rejection due to not enough work experience hours or inability to provide all required documentation is FINAL and additional submissions will not be reviewed. There is NO refund of the $25.00 fee if the Pre-Application is rejected.
Pre-approval must be granted before the 11:59:59 Eastern Time May 31st deadline. Therefore, it is recommended that these forms be submitted well before the 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time May 31st deadline. If these forms are submitted at 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31st and rejected then the applicant will not be able to submit new forms and will not be eligible to submit an application in December.
You may pay the $25.00 Pre Application Fee through PayPal on the AVTAA website.