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49 Pa. Code § 31.35. Examinations.

§ 31.35. Examinations.

 (a)  The examination required for certification as a veterinary technician is the VTNE.

 (b)  An applicant failing to pass an examination for which the applicant has previously qualified may be reexamined at the applicant’s request by submitting a new application and by paying the required fee, in accordance with the policies of the AAVSB.

 (c)  The Board may waive the VTNE if an applicant satisfies the following requirements:

   (1)  Has met all requirements provided for in the act.

   (2)  Has filed the required application as provided in §  31.33 (relating to applications).

   (3)  Has been issued a license, registration or certificate as an animal health technician or a veterinary technician in another state whose requirements are at least equal to those required by the Board for certification as a veterinary technician in this Commonwealth, including successful completion of a program at an approved school for the training and education of veterinary technicians and successful completion of the VTNE or a comprehensive examination equivalent to the VTNE if the examination was taken before the VTNE was offered.

 (d)  Applicants applying under subsection (c) shall include with their application a copy of their state credential (license, registration or certificate) and a letter of good standing from that state’s certifying or licensing authority.


   The provisions of this §  31.35 amended under sections 3(10)(viii), 5 and 11 of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (63 P.S. § §  485.3(10)(viii), 485.5 and 485.11).


   The provisions of this §  31.35 adopted January 12, 1979, effective January 13, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 154; amended December 22, 1995, effective December 23, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 5959; amended April 12, 2002, effective April 13, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1861; amended December 17, 2004, effective December 18, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 6650; amended December 27, 2019, effective December 28, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 7586. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342137).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  31.39 (relating to grounds for disciplinary proceedings).

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