Vet Technician

How to Apply

If you would like to apply as a Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech), it is required that you file with the Secretary of State and renew every two years. Review the requirements and the step-by-step guide below.  

  • Licensure requires completing an application, get it signed and notarized, and pay the required fee.   
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees in order to be considered for licensure. 
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by December 31st of even numbered years. Late renewal period is January 1- January 31st of odd numbered years. 
  • You can apply for a Limited Temporary License if you are a service member, transitioning service member or military spouse and wish to practice while your Georgia license is processed. 

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply:

Vet Tech Licensure by Exam

Vet Tech Reinstatement or Transfer

Renewal

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 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 have received a deficiency letter, your application processing period of 15 days restarts upon the Board receiving the 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    • Please note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees.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 reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete at least 10 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.
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  • 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 >>

Fees

Veterinarian Fees

DVM application

$100

Exam fee

Submit directly to NBVME

Reinstatement of expired license

$600

Renewal fee

$200

Late renewal fee

$300

Veterinary Technician Fees

Application

$50

Exam fee

Submit directly to AAVSB

Reinstatement of expired license

Must re-apply

Renewal fee

$70

Late renewal fee

$100

Veterinary Faculty Fees

Application

$10

Reinstatement of expired license

Must re-apply

Renewal fee

$20

Late renewal fee

$30

Other fees- payable by separate check or money order

Duplicate pocket ID card

$25

Decorative wall certificate for DVM

$50

Decorative wall certificate for Vet Techs

$50

Verification/certification of licensure

$35

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 you hold or have held a Vet Tech license in another state.

Renewal

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

How to File

To file online: 

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal.

To file by mail: 

Georgia Board of Veterinary Medicine 
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

  • After renewing online or by mail, CHECK your license expiration date online to assure the renewal was completed. 
  • Please note, endorsement applications must be submitted by paper only.
  • Please note, if you fail to apply for the renewal of your license before the deadline, a reinstatement application will be required. Reinstatement applications must be submitted by paper only.

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