05 Oct Make Sure Your License Renewal Application Isn’t Rejected!
Each veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of Georgia must obtain 30 hours of State Board approved continuing education every two years for license renewal. All veterinarians must renew their license through the Professional Licensing Board at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office by December 31, 2018.
What you will need to complete your renewal:
- Secretary of State website login (you can ask the website to send you your password)
- $200 RENEWAL FEE ($70 for Vet Techs / $20 for faculty licenses) – you may pay online with a credit card or send a check or money order made out to the Georgia Secretary of State Professional Licensing Board. If not paying online expect delays.
- VERIFICATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION – you will be asked to verify that you have completed 30 hours of continuing education (15 if your license was new in 2017, 0 if you were newly licensed in 2018; 10 hours for Vet Techs). You do not need proof of these hours unless you receive a notification of your Continuing Education Audit for the Secretary of State’s Office.
Of the 30 hours, 18 hours must include scientific subject matter. Scientific subject matter includes all conventional medical and surgical sub-categories that are evidence based in addition to the science of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease as it relates directly to patients and includes a comprehensive range of the practice of veterinary medicine.
2 hours must be in Georgia laws, rules and professionalism (GVMA LEAP CE), technicians only need 1 hour.
Excerpt taken from the Fall edition of “The GA Vet.” GVMA members can access the complete article and digital version of the magazine HERE.