NHVTA Certified Technician Membership

NHVTA CVT Certificates are available to all CVT members on the Members Only Section of the NHVTA website. Emails containing a link to your CVT Certificate are sent when new CVT applications are approved and when yearly renewal applications are approved.

Membership Benefits

  • Certification and Certification Certificate for new and renewing CVTs
  • Complimentary or discounted registration at select NHVTA sponsored seminars. Event registration on the NHVTA website is required.
  • NHVTA email updates and up-to-date information on upcoming NHVTA seminars.
  • Participate in decision-making processes that will impact our future as Veterinary Technicians.

For more information about certification in New Hampshire visit our Certification page. 

Membership Classifications

New Certification – $40.00

Submit your application and payment along with proof of your passing VTNE score and a copy of your diploma from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Nursing program.

Learn more about Certification in New Hampshire

** Note: a passing VTNE score does not automatically certify you in the State of NH. You must also submit an application to the NHVTA with the required documentation and fee**

New Certifications
1. Submitted prior to July 1 in the calendar year: term of certification from the certificate issue
date until December 31 of that calendar year.
2. Submitted July 1 or later in the calendar year: term of certification from the certificate issue
date until December 31 of the following calendar year.

If you are CVT, LVT or RVT with current certification in another state and if you used another state’s alternative pathway, please see information about Reciprocity below.

New CVT Membership Application Form

Renewal Membership – $40.00

Please note a late fee of $25.00 is applied to all renewals submitted after December 31st 

 Certified Veterinary Technicians are required to re-certify every year by December 31st (for the upcoming year). Twelve (12) CE credits are required to re-certify. 12 CEU per year is required for renewal.

  • All applications and renewals must be submitted online using the NHVTA membership forms
  • All of the following must be included for each CE submitted: Date obtained, Lecture title, Speaker name with credentials, Number of CEU earned.
  • The NHVTA no longer requires physical copies of your CEU. Please use the online form to submit your renewal application. You do not need to send us the physical copies. We will be auditing a percentage of our membership annually. It is your responsibility to keep your proof of CEU. In the event that you are audited, you will be required to present proof of the CEU you obtained. If proof is not available your certification is subject to revocation.
  • CEU obtained prior to January 1st of the renewal year are not accepted for renewal. (Credits for 2019 Certification must be obtained January 1, 2018, or later.)
  • If you submit more than 12 CEUs for any one year’s certification they will not carry over for use in the following year.
  • The NHVTA reserves the right to refuse to approve CE credit from seminars that were not approved by the NHVTA if these seminars are deemed to be inappropriate or of poor quality.
  • Renewals submitted after December 31st and before March 1st are charged a $25 late fee.
  • Certifications lapsed more than 60 days required submission of the Amnesty application form

  • Please make sure you include an active email that you check on a regular basis on your application!

NHVTA CVT Members - The renewal form is only available in the "Members Only" section.

Members Only Section

 Full Membership for Technicians Credentialed in Another State (Reciprocity) – $40.00

An individual who is credentialed in another state that meets or exceeds the requirements of certification of the NHVTA, including graduating from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Nursing program and a passing score on the VTNE, may apply for reciprocity. Applicant must provide documentation of a current license/certification by another state. The NHVTA may require the applicate to provide documentation of current state credentialing requirements. Additional proof of graduation from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology or veterinary nursing program and passing score on the VTNE may also be required.

Reciprocity Application


Lapsed Membership? – NHVTA Amnesty Policy for Technicians with Lapsed Certifications - $75/year lapsed

The NHVTA offers an Amnesty Program for those technicians whose certification has lapsed for less than three years. Applicants must provide the following in the Amnesty form:

  • A complete Amnesty Application Form for each year missed.
  • Proof of 12 CEU earned for each year missed. The CEU’s do not have to be from the missed year, but 12 for each missed year are required.
  • A total payment of $75 per year lapsed is required.

Certifications lapsed three years or more require:

  • Submitting a new CVT application form, meeting all certification requirements including a passing score on the VTNE within the past five years.

Note: Amnesty Program does not apply if you have a current certification/license in another state. If that is the case apply for reciprocity.

Click here to view the full certification requirements document

Amnesty Form