Recent changes to the Veterinary Practice Act have allowed different pathways for registration as a veterinary technician. Explore this page on your journey to becoming an RVT!

If you are looking for a more comprehensive overview of the Veterinary Practice Act information and the inclusion of veterinary technicians, please visit this page. For FAQs regarding veterinary technician regulation, click here. If you have questions about any of the terms associated with registration, head over to our glossary of terms

Registration in Colorado is a 2-step process: credentialing with CACVT, which qualifies individuals to apply for registration with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

  • Current CVTs: Veterinary technicians with an active credential are qualified to apply for registration with DORA. Please see our informational page on registering.
  • Current PVTs (provisional registration holders): Once you complete the requirements of one of the experience-based pathways, you will have 28 days to apply for a credential with CACVT. For more information, please see our page about applying for a credential with a provisional registration.
  • Veterinary Technology Students: Graduation from an AVMA-accredited program and passing the VTNE qualify you to become an RVT! Please see our informational page for credentialing post-VTNE