Vet Technician

How To Apply

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 business day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
  • Check Application Status >>
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication for the Board. 
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license.

Disability Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Public Law 101-336), the Professional Licensing Boards Division provides for reasonable accommodations by designated vendors for exam candidates with disabilities that may interfere with their performance on a Licensure Examination. 

Applicants may request an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act by submitting an application and all supporting documentation to the respective Board and/or a designated vendor as instructed on this form >>

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. See program information here >>

  • If you are claiming veteran’s preference points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>


Veterinarian Fees

DVM application


Exam fee

Submit directly to NBVME

Reinstatement of expired license


Renewal fee


Late renewal fee


Veterinary Technician Fees



Exam fee

Submit directly to AAVSB

Reinstatement of expired license

Must re-apply

Renewal fee


Late renewal fee


Veterinary Faculty Fees



Reinstatement of expired license

Must re-apply

Renewal fee


Late renewal fee


Continuing Education Providers


$50.00 Per Course

Renewal (annual)

Must re-apply

Other fees- payable by separate check or money order

Duplicate pocket ID card


Decorative wall certificate for DVM


Decorative wall certificate for Vet Techs


Verification/certification of licensure


Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00

  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Vet Tech Licensure by Exam

If you have never been licensed before in the state of Georgia and have completed the requirements for Veterinary Technician, apply for Vet Tech licensure.

Vet Tech Reinstatement or Transfer

This application is for licensees whose license has Lapsed or has been previously Revoked or for those who hold or have held a Vet Tech license in another state.

Vet Tech Endorsement Military

If you have never held a Vet Tech license in Georgia, were previously licensed as a Vet Tech in another state and you are a military service member, a transitioning service member, or a military spouse, you will apply for licensure by endorsement.


If you currently hold a license and need to renew it to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal.

Veterinary Technician Inactive Status

If you are a veterinary technician and want to place your license in an Inactive Status, you will submit this application.

How to File

To file online: 

Once your checklist is completed, navigate to GOALS to register and login to the license portal >>

To file by mail: 

Please contact us to request a mail-in application.


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