AVZMT Examination Eligibility Requirements: A Summary
Be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program and/or credentialed [CVT/LVT/RVT] to practice as a veterinary technician in a state(s) or Province(s) in the United States or Canada.
active/current credentials to practice as a veterinary technician in the
state/country in which they are currently working.The only exception would be for technicians
working in states/countries that don’t offer formal credentialing for veterinary
technicians.If this is the case,
documentation must be submitted reflecting that no credentialing exists.
A minimum of 10,000 hours work experience in the field of zoological medicine. All experience must be completed with the seven (7) years prior to January 1st of the application year.
A minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing education (CE) in zoological medicine or related topics obtained within five (5) years immediately prior to January 1st of the application year.
○Related topics that
would count for continuing education hours include, but are not limited to:
general veterinary medicine, laboratory animal medicine, large/food animal
medicine, regulatory topics, general clinical pathology, etc.
A current, 'Active' membership in the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) is required; current membership in the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is recommended.