21 NCAC 66 .0303             SPECIAL REGISTRATION OF VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, INTERNS AND PRECEPTEES; RENEWAL OF TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION

(a)  Applications for registration as a veterinary technician, veterinary student intern, or veterinary student preceptee shall be on application forms provided by the Board, accompanied by the required application fee.  Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age and shall furnish to the Board as requested information from which the Board can determine whether the applicant is a person of honesty and integrity.

(b)  To become registered as a veterinary technician, the applicant shall meet the qualification requirements of G.S. 90‑181(11).  All applicants shall successfully pass the North Carolina Veterinary Technician Examination administered by the Board.  Applicants who meet the criteria of G.S. 90-181(11)a shall also successfully pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) as prepared by the Board or a licensure examination service contracted with by the Board.

(c)  To become registered as a veterinary student intern or veterinary student preceptee, no examination is required but the applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he meets the qualification requirements of G.S. 90‑181(9) or (10) and is currently employed by a licensed veterinarian who directs and supervises his work.

(d)  All registrations of veterinary technicians shall be renewed every 24 months upon payment by the registrant of the renewal fee adopted by the Board, provided the registrant is otherwise eligible for renewal.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑185(6); 90-186(4); 90‑187.6;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2006; May 1, 1996; May 1, 1989; October 1, 1982.