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.

Upon completion of the appropriate membership form, your member profile will be updated, however, RIVTA will be checking Continuing Education certificates and may let you know if your membership renewal is missing anything.

Managers that wish to use the Job Board can reach out to RIVTA at [email protected] to secure their own membership profile.


New Certified Membership Application
Transfer Certified Membership Application
Renewing Certified Membership Application
Associate Membership Application
Student Membership Application

Not sure if you have completed all requirements??
Read about membership qualifications below!

 

NEW Certified Members: $50 for the 1st year

An individual that has taken and passed the VTNE and is applying for certification in the state of RI.

Letter of Recommendation: New members will also need a written letter of recommendation from someone in the veterinary industry. This applies to those transferring certification from another state, and new graduates from AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology programs.
Transcript/Diploma: New grads will need to either upload or email a copy of their transcript to [email protected]. For more information on the steps to take, see I Graduated, Now What? 
VTNE Scores: All new members must transfer their VTNE scores directly through the AAVSB system. Please note that new grads only need to designate the state of RI on their VTNE application for scores to be sent after passing. CVT Transfers will have to use the AAVSB VAULT Transfer system to send scores to RI. 

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. 

RIVTA WILL accept Transferring CVTs if they were credentialed in another state prior to January 1st 2024, AKA Legacies/Grandfathered-in. If you have registered to take the VTNE prior to January 1st 2024, RIVTA will allow time for score transfer. 

Any CVT certified by alternative pathway must maintain their certification each year. Late renewal or inability to meet requirements will result in the termination of certification with RIVTA.

Continuing Education:
New Graduates from AVMA accredited programs applying for New Membership do not need to submit Continuing Education (CE) credits for at the time of new membership application, however members can upload CE credits and certificates at any time after approval!
New Grads who apply for certification before October 1st will be required to submit 12 hours of CE credits at the end of the calendar year for membership renewal the following year.  
New Members who are Transferring Certification from another state are required to submit 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits at the time of application. 
If applying for new certification as a grad or transfer after October 1st, you will not be required to submit any CE credits for to renew for the upcoming calendar year. 

*Starting January 1st, 2024:

*If applying for new certification between March 31st and June 30th, you will be required to submit proof of 6 hours of CE credits

*If applying for new certification between July 1st and September 30th, you will be required to submit proof of 3 hours of CE credits.

New Certified Member Application

Renewing Certified Members: $40/year

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 prior to renewal.

 For more information on Continuing Education and how to upload your certificates, click here

Renewing Certified Member Application

Transferring CVT: $50 for the 1st year

A current CVT, LVT or RVT in another state seeking to transition to a CVT in RI. Requirements are:

VTNE Scores: Transfer your VTNE Scores through the AAVSB to Rhode Island. Please note that CVT Transfers will have to use the AAVSB VAULT Transfer system to send their scores.
Letter of Recommendation: Submit a letter of recommendation from a supervising veterinary team member or veterinarian stating why the applicant should be recognized as a Certified Veterinary Technician by RIVTA.
Continuing Education Credits & Certificates: After initial application has been approved, upload 12 hours of Continuing Education credits; 6 in person, 6 online within 1 week of application approval. For more information on Continuing Education, click here
Transferring CVT Membership Application

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. 

RIVTA WILL accept Transferring CVTs if they were credentialed in another state prior to January 1st 2024, AKA Legacies/Grandfathered-in. If you have registered to take the VTNE prior to January 1st 2024, RIVTA will allow time for score transfer. 

Any CVT certified by alternative pathway must maintain their certification each year. Late renewal or inability to meet requirements will result in the termination of certification with RIVTA.

 


 

Associate Membership (Not Certified): $35/ year

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.  

Associate Membership Application

 


Student Membership: FREE!

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, deadline May 1st yearly!

Student Membership Application
Student Scholarship Info