Veterinarians must obtain 30 credit hours of Board-approved continuing education every two years (each “renewal period” falls in even-numbered years) to maintain an active license to practice in Georgia. The next renewal deadline is December 31, 2018. All GVMA Continuing Education events are approved by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
As of Jan. 1, 2009, two of the 30 hours per renewal period must be acquired in Georgia laws, rules and professionalism, also known as “LEAP”. At least one of those hours must be in-person. GVMA LEAP CE courses fulfill the state requirement and are free for GVMA members. Find a course near you on our LEAP CE calendar.
You must keep a record of credit hours and proof of attendance for three years.
GVMA members can find a detailed list for renewing your license here.