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Auburn, al 36830



** The 2020 Application is now CLOSED to new applicants. **

The information on this page ONLY applies to the 2020 application packet which is currently in process for 2019.

2020 Pre-Application Requirements

The following documents along with the $25.00 pre-application fee 
are due by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31 2019:

Professional History and Experience FORM 

Current license to practice as a veterinary technician or veterinary nurse (scanned copy)

        Proof of original date of credentialing if not indicated on current license.

Letter of good standing
from veterinary medical  board or regulatory body (NEW)
        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. 

Scanned copy of Diploma (if applicable)

Scanned copy of Legal Documentation of name change
(Only if name change has occurred after original date of credentialing)

Documentation of paid NAVTA membership for 2019 
(scanned copy)

PayPal receipt indicating $25.00 pre-application fee has been paid

Drop Box


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 2019.


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. 


Failure to submit and get approval of these forms by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31st 2019 
will result in an automatic rejection of anything submitted by 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time December 31st.


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. 


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. 

These documents should be completed and compressed into a single zip file, titled

yourfirstname.lastname.applicant2020.zip  (e.g. betty.smith.applicant2020.zip)

and submitted via the website Drop Box no later than 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time May 31, 2019.


You may pay the $25.00 Pre Application Fee through PayPal on the AVTAA website.