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2021 Pre-Application Requirements

What forms do I need to submit with my pre-application?

You need to submit a Professional history and experience form, and current license to practice as a veterinary technician or veterinary nurse (scanned copy), with proof of original date of credentialing if not indicated on current license.  Along with these, you will need a letter of good standing from veterinary medical board or regulatory body and a scanned copy of your diploma if applicable.  If your name has changed after credentialing, then a copy of legal documentation of the name change must be provided. A signed copy of the Letter of agreement must accompany your pre-application, along with an application fee of 60 dollars (proof of paypal receipt must be submitted).

What should be in the Letter of Good Standing?

The letter MUST be on letterhead and contain the following information:  original date of credentialing, last renewal date, expiration date of current license, statement that applicant has been legally credentialed for all years claimed on form and declaration of any lapse or suspension in license. 

Why do I need to show proof of my name change?

All forms of documentation should match the applicant's name. This ensures that the individual applying for membership in the AVTAA has completed all necessary steps within the application process. 

This is new? What is the Letter of Agreement? 

This is a letter of agreement between the applicant and his or her chosen mentor.  This letter explains in detail the credentialing process and all parts of the application.  This process can be cumbersome and very detailed, and we want all parties to be informed of  the expectations of the applicant during the application process.  

When is the pre-application due?

The pre-application documents listed above and the $60.00 application fee are due by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31 2020.

What if I fail to meet the deadline of the pre-application? Can I still hand in my application? 

Failure to submit and get approval of these forms by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31st 2020  will result in an automatic rejection of anything submitted by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time December 31st.

Who evaluates the pre-application?

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 work 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. 

How do I find out if I pass the pre-application?

The credentials committee will contact the applicant with approval status via email within 7-10 business days of submission of these documents.  A detailed report will be provided if the form 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.

What if there are forms missing in my pre-application?

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 $60.00 fee if the pre-application is rejected.     

Where do I submit my pre-application?

Your pre-application must be submitted via the website and submitted via the website Drop Box no later than 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time May 31, 2020.  All files should be in a zipped folder labeled 
yourfirstname.lastname.applicant2021.zip  (e.g. betty.smith.applicant2021.zip)