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RACE Approved for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Non-medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 971040.


Content Author

Vicky L. Ograin, MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Credentialed veterinary technicians can obtain a higher level of recognition for advanced knowledge and skills in specific discipline by becoming a veterinary technician specialist. Currently there are 16 different academies to pick from. Academies develop advanced pathways, which a candidate must follow and complete in order to be awarded the designation of VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialist) in their specific discipline. If you have always had a dream to become a specialist pick what you are passionate about and go for it. Becoming a VTS is hard work, but well worth it.

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • relate history of the Veterinary Technician Specialties
  • explain the difference between a society and an academy
  • list the current VTS academies
  • outline the process to form a new VTS academy
  • explain the requirements to submit an application to become a VTS
  • discuss tips for obtaining a VTS
  • outline recertification


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations.

Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting. However, students who do not access the course within 30 days of last access will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

Participants who are unable to complete a course may re-enroll at their convenience providing the course is still available.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


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Price: FREE