Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-6-.01 - Application for Veterinary Technician License

(1) Application for licensure of Veterinary Technicians shall be made on forms furnished by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
(2) All applicants shall meet the following requirements as provided in Code Section 43-50-52 of the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act:
(a) The applicant has attained the age of 18;
(b) The applicant is of good moral character; and
(c) The applicant is a graduate of a Veterinary Technician program approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association, however, the Board will review all other programs on an individual basis. The veterinary technician program may provide the electronic submission of proof of graduation or an official transcript.
(d) If licensed in another state(s) with license requirements substantially the same as this state, which were in effect at the time the applicant was first admitted to practice in the other state(s), provide verification of licensure from that state(s);
(e) The applicant has paid all applicable fees.
(3) All applicants for licensure must present proof of having obtained a passing scaled score of at least 425 where the scores range from 200-800 or a passing score of at least 75 when the range is from 0-100 on the National Veterinary Technician Examination or other examination similar in nature and scope as the Board from time to time will adopt.
(a) Such previous scores must be reported to the Georgia Board of Veterinary Medicine by the Interstate Reporting Service.
(b) Candidates desiring to transfer scores must pay all applicable fees.
(4) Proof of a passing score on the Georgia Veterinary Technician Law Exam.
(5) All applications for licensure expire one year from the date of receipt of the application and non-refundable fee.
(6) Licenses shall be renewable biennially by December 31 of the year in which the license expires.
(a) Licenses must be renewed within one year after expiration date with the payment of the renewal and late fees.
(b) Failure to comply voids the license.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-6-.01
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-50-21, 43-50-52(2)(D), 43-50-110.
Original Rule entitled "Application for Registration of Animal Technician" adopted. F. Oct. 8, 1974; eff. Oct. 28, 1974. Amended: F. Apr. 16, 1976; eff. May 6, 1976. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Application for Registration of Veterinary Technicians" adopted. F. Aug. 31, 1984; eff. Sept. 20, 1984. Amended: F. Nov. 10, 1998; eff. Nov. 30, 1998. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 8, 2002; eff. Apr. 28, 2002. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 3, 2003; eff. Apr. 23, 2003. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 8, 2004; eff. Apr. 28, 2004. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 5, 2004; eff. Aug. 25, 2004. Amended: F. Feb. 4, 2010; eff. Feb. 24, 2010. Repealed: New rule of same title adopted. F. Jun. 19, 2012; eff. July 9, 2012. Amended: Mar. 1, 2023; eff. Mar. 21, 2013. Amended: New title "Application for Veterinary Technician License." F. Mar. 24, 2021; eff. Apr. 13, 2021.

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