You have questions, we have answers! See below for frequently asked questions regarding the two-step registration process.  
How much will credentialing and registration cost? 
CACVT credential fees, which are on a two-year renewal cycle, are $152. Registration with the Department of Regulatory Agencies is $90 for registration, plus $40 for the Peer Health Assistance Program every 2 years. 
I'm already credentialed with CACVT.
How can I access the DORA registration application?
I'm credentialed in another state. How do I register in Colorado?
DORA will be processing out of state transfers per the Occupational Credential Portability Program.


What do I do if my credential is from a state without state regulation?
I have a PVT license and am wondering who is qualified to endorse work hours and skills, and when do these hours have to be completed?
Any licensed veterinarian who can attest to your hours and skills within the 7 years prior to submitting the Work Experience Verification Form may sign the endorsement. Multiple forms may be submitted if one veterinarian cannot attest to all the skills and/or hours, but at least one must be licensed in Colorado. And no, the hours do not have to be consecutive, but must be from the 7-year period immediately prior to form submission.
Is there a consequence for calling yourself a veterinary technician, registered veterinary technician, RVT, or VT as an unregistered individual?
The consequence for an unregistered individual using any of the titles listed above is a misdemeanor.
How do I become registered via one of the experience-based pathways if I have a PVT?
Can I become a CACVT member while working on an experience-based pathway?
Yes! Becoming a CACVT member is a great way to prepare to take the VTNE, stay informed on processes, take advantage of member benefits, and add your voice to CACVT's advocacy endeavors. For more information on memberships, click here
HELP! I was certified but let it expire, what can I do to become registered?
There are a few options based on when your certification expired. To explore your options, click here.
Will all credentialed veterinary technicians be required to take CE?
Yes, all veterinary technicians will need to follow the CE requirements for renewal to keep their credential current for registration. The CE requirement is 20 hours every 2 years, 10 of which must be medical in nature.
Will there be task restrictions for anyone not registered as a veterinary technician?
There is currently no task restriction for anyone working under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. If you choose not to register as a veterinary technician, you will be able to continue working in your role but will not legally be allowed to use any of the following titles: RVT, VT, veterinary technician, registered veterinary technician.
Am I CVT or RVT?

2023 was a transition year, allowing credentialed veterinary technicians time to register with DORA and continue to practice under the title Veterinary Technician. 

As of January 1st, 2024, there are no longer CVTs because all veterinary technicians will have to be registered to use the title.