2024 Credential Renewal Information

Registering as a veterinary technician in Colorado is a 2-step process: credentialing with the CACVT and registering with DORA. If you are not registered with DORA, please also refer to this page.

Every other year, on the even years, all credentials need to be renewed with CACVT by June 30th to prepare for registration renewal with DORA by October 31st. These are two separate processes; continue reading for instructions and requirements for credential renewal with the CACVT.

 Credential renewal requirements include:

  • Submit 20 hours of continuing education* (click here for CE FAQs)

  • Complete the Credential Renewal Application. The form will be available May/June 2024.
  • Submit the Credentialing fee of $150 (late fee will apply after 6/30/2024)
*If you graduated and passed your VTNE mid-cycle of the 2022-2024 cycle, you may not be required to submit 20 hours CE at renewal. Check your credential confirmation email for specifics.

Get started today by logging your CE!

About the process:

  • All CE needs to be entered into the CE log in your Member Profile before submitting the Credential Renewal Application.
  • Each Credential Renewal Application must go through CE review to ensure the continuing education requirements were met; this process can take up to 6 weeks. If your CE submission has any irregularities or your CE reviewer has any questions, we will contact you for further clarification.
  • Credential certificates will not be mailed. Once your Credential Renewal Application is approved, you will receive an email with instructions on printing or downloading a PDF of your new credential certificate to submit to DORA for registration renewal. 
  • The final step to continue to be a veterinary technician in Colorado is to renew your registration with DORA.

Add on a CACVT professional association membership:

  • Starting with the 2024-2026 renewal, CACVT membership is optional (membership is different from credentialing). Being a veterinary technician used to be a voluntary process in CO but now that credentialing is required, we separated out our membership to be optional.
  • Continue to be a professional member of the CACVT and keep the wonderful benefits that will now only be available to members.

More information coming soon!