§ 31.36. Renewal of certification, inactive status and reactivation of certification.
(a) Renewal of certification. Renewal of certification shall be biennially. A renewal application shall be returned by the renewal deadline and shall be accompanied by an affidavit of attendance at continuing education programs for 16 hours every 2 years, and by a fee as specified in § 31.41 (relating to schedule of fees). A certified veterinary technician who fails to biennially renew certification, but who continues to practice as a certified veterinary technician in this Commonwealth shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board, and will be required to pay a late fee of $5 for each month or part of a month beyond the date specified for renewal, as provided in section 225 of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Fee Act (63 P. S. § 1401-225), in addition to the prescribed biennial renewal fee.
(b) Inactive status. Certified veterinary technicians who are not practicing in this Commonwealth may request that their certification be placed on inactive status, during which time renewal fees will not be assessed.
(c) Reactivation of certification. Certified veterinary technicians who desire to reactivate certification may do so by complying with the continuing education requirements in effect at the time of reactivation, paying the current renewal fee and submitting an affidavit to the Board setting forth the period of time in which the certificate holder did not practice in this Commonwealth. Certified veterinary technicians who seek to reactivate certification will not be assessed a late renewal fee for the preceding biennial renewal periods in which the certificate holder did not engage in practice in this Commonwealth.
The provisions of this § 31.36 issued under sections 506 and 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § § 186 and 279.3a); sections 5 and 11 of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 485.5 and 485.11); amended under sections 5, 11, 13 and 18 of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 485.5, 485.11, 485.13 and 485.18).
The provisions of this § 31.36 adopted January 12, 1979, effective January 13, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 154; amended August 13, 1982, effective August 14, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2688; amended January 20, 1989, effective January 21, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 237; amended December 22, 1995, effective December 23, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 5959; amended January 16, 2004, effective January 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 388; amended December 27, 2019, effective December 28, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 7586. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (342137) to (342138).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 31.39 (relating to grounds for disciplinary proceedings); and 49 Pa. Code § 43b.21 (relating to schedule of civil penaltiesveterinarians and veterinary techniciansstatement of policy).
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