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COVID-19 Emergency Rule Announcement Regarding Continuing Education and Preceptorship Requirements
During its meeting on April 2, 2020 the Board decided to promulgate the following Emergency Rules applicable to Continuing Education and Preceptorship requirements due to circumstances presented by COVID-19.
Continuing Education Requirements (for DVMs, RVTs, CAETs and REDs):
Online CE Maximums
For example, if you are a DVM and did not complete any of the 20 continuing education hours required for the 2020 renewal cycle, then by June 30, 2021 you will have to show proof of completion of a total of 40 continuing education hours (20 hours needed for the 2020 renewal cycle and 20 hours needed for the 2021 renewal cycle).
None at this time.
Remote Operations Until April 30th
In response to Governor Edward’s stay-at-home order, the LBVM has moved to remote operations and the office is closed to the public through April 30th. During this time, our staff will work diligently to ensure that all operations of the agency continue as uninterrupted as possible during this period of remote operation; however, we ask for patience in this unprecedented event. The LVBM will continually assess the situation before determining when to reopen the agency to the public. We will actively update our website and send email notifications as the situation evolves.
The LBVM understands the vast complexities caused by this pandemic and is working diligently to find solutions for the array of issues affecting our constituents. We encourage you to utilize web resources at www.lsbvm.org for details on the application and renewal processes, and please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Board Meeting Dates
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Notice & Proposed Agendas posted on Louisiana Boards & Commission site https://wwwcfprd.doa.louisiana.gov/boardsAndCommissions/viewBoard.cfm?board=43
State Board Examination
Examination deadline for application is 2 weeks prior to examination.
No late applications will be accepted.
The examination is given at the Board office in Baton Rouge.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
North America Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)
The 2019 spring NAVLE test window will be April 7, through April 20, 2019.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is February 1, 2019.
The 2019 winter NAVLE test window will be November 18 through December 13, 2019.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is August 1, 2019.
The 2020 spring NAVLE test window will be April 13, through April 25, 2020.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is February 1, 2020.
No late applications will be accepted.
Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
March 15 – April 15
July 15 – August 15
November 15 – December 15
All licenses/certificates presently held will expire on September 30, 2020. The 2020-21-year renewal period will be held from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 (expiration date).
Continuing education (CE) required for the 2020-21 year renewal must be taken between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. CE taken prior to July 1, 2019 will not be accepted.
CE taken after June 30, 2020 will be considered late. The late CE fee of $25 must be submitted to complete renewal.
Please make sure the CE programs you attended are Board approved/accepted and that the attendance documentation is Board acceptable (see Board-approved CE Policy Statement and/or Board Rules, Chapter 4, for details).
Rule 403, 1227 Continuing Education, Rule 1015, 1019 Professional Conduct
Notice of Intent Publication Date
11/20/2017; Comment submission to Oversight Committees 2/5/2018
Comments Deadlines/Public Hearing Date (if requested)
Final Rule publication Date
CAET Course Dates and Deadlines
Participation will be limited to first 30 applicants. There must be a minimum of 15 participants to hold the training course. Application deadlines will be strictly followed. For application instructions and forms, please visit www.lsbvm.org/animal-euthanasia-technician. Check the Board’s website for updated notices as to training locations as the site changes according to need and availability or call the Board office at 225-342-2176 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAET Course Announcement – The CAET course scheduled for April 9th, 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Annoucements will go out once the new class is scheduled.
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