Membership Qualification & Application Details

All memberships expire on December 31st each year.

The window for recertification for the following year is open from October 1st to December 31st. 

There is a $25 Late fee for renewals received on and after January 1st.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to submit their application for renewal (+12 CE credits for Certified Members) sooner rather than later to ensure timely processing.

BEGINNING JANUARY 1ST, 2024: RIVTA will no longer be accepting indirect or alternative pathways for New Certified Members. Only applicants who have attended an AVMA accredited program and have taken and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) will qualify for New Certified Membership. 

 Types of Membership:

NEW Certified Members: A graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Accredited program that has taken and passed the VTNE and is applying for certification in the state of RI. For more information on the steps to take and CE requirements, see I Graduated, Now What? $50 for the first year.

New Certified Member Application

Renewing Certified Members: A current CVT and member of the RIVTA looking to renew their certification and submit their 12 hours of required Continuing Education credits; 6 in-person, 6 online. Members should upload their Continuing Education Certificates directly to their member profiles. For more information on Continuing Education and how to upload your certificates, click here. $40/year

Renewing Certified Member Application

Transferring CVT: 

  1.  Transfer your VTNE Scores through the AAVSB to Rhode Island or upload them to the application
  2.  Submit a letter of recommendation from a supervising veterinarian
  3. Submit 12 hours of Continuing Education credits; 6 in person, 6 online. For more information on Continuing Education, click here. $50/year
Transferring CVT Membership Application

Associate Membership (Not Certified): Any member of the veterinary community that would like to participate in RIVTA. Associate membership applies to non-CVT members, technicians credentialed in another state, veterinary assistants, veterinarians, office staff, etc. New applicants and renewing applicants use the same form for associate membership. $35/ year

Associate Membership Application


Student Membership: A current student of an AVMA accredited program that would like to participate in the RI Veterinary Community. New applicants and renewing applicant use the same form for membership. Student membership is free!

Students! Also check out our Scholarship opportunity!

Student Membership Application
Student Scholarship Info