New to Colorado and want to transfer your certification?

Are you currently a Certified/Licensed/Registered Veterinary Technician in another state and have recently relocated or are 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 including:

    • 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
    • Dues payment of $152 per cycle (2 years).  Depending on when you transfer this amount may be prorated to $76.
  • Your VTNE score report submitted 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 credentialing entity
    • This letter should be sent to [email protected], Attention: Certification & Membership Coordinator
Transfer Application

*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 credentialed. 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. Colorado does not accept transfers of alternate path credentialing. Individuals seeking to transfer their credential will need to meet all requirements for certification in Colorado.

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.

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 Guidelines, 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.