New to Colorado and want to transfer your certification?

Are you currently a Certified/Licensed/Registered Technician in another state and have recently relocated or planning to move to Colorado?  If so, you may be able to transfer your certification to Colorado*.

Please review the requirements below and fill out the Transfer Application if eligible.

Transfer applicants are individuals who are currently credentialed in another state and are seeking certification in Colorado.  A transfer requires submission of:

  • Transfer application

  • A copy of either your diploma or official AVMA school transcripts*

  • Proof of current credentialing from the governing entity in the state from which you are transferring from

  • A copy of your VTNE pass score submitted to the CACVT directly from the AAVSB

    • To have your VTNE score transferred to CACVT, click this link: or contact the America Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB):  877/698-8486 or
  • A letter of good standing sent to the CACVT directly from your former licensing entity
    • This letter should be sent to [email protected], Attention: Certification & Membership Coordinator

*All individuals transferring into Colorado after July 1, 2012, must be graduates of an AVMA-accredited program in veterinary technology to qualify for certification.  There are states that allow for an alternate path to becoming licensed. Instead of graduating from an accredited program, one can complete two years of on-the-job training under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. These applicants will be denied unless they achieve all requirements listed above.

Once all application requirements are fulfilled and approved, you will be a Certified Veterinary Technician in Colorado.  You will then be sent a confirmation email, your name will be added to the online Certification Directory,  and a certification card will be mailed to you. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

All certifications are valid from July 1 of each EVEN year – June 30 of the following EVEN year. 

Please familiarize yourself with CACVT's CE Information for Certification, as each CVT is responsible for CE at the time of renewal.

Feel free to contact the office with questions regarding eligibility, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in Colorado, or if you require assistance.

 Transfer Application