(1) Beginning January 1, 2020, a licensed veterinary technician shall complete twenty hours of continuing education every two years. Licensed veterinary technicians shall comply with chapter 246-12
WAC, Part 7 relating to continuing education requirements.
(2) A veterinary technician shall complete the continuing education requirements as follows:
If continuing education is due on the veterinary technician's renewal date in:
The next continuing education due date is on the veterinary technician's renewal date in the year below and every two years thereafter:
(3) The board may audit up to twenty-five percent of veterinary technicians after the license is renewed and may audit a veterinary technician for cause.
(a) Upon request by the board, the veterinary technician is responsible for submitting documentation of completed continuing education. Documentation must include, at a minimum:
(i) The name and credentials or qualifications of the continuing education provider;
(ii) The date of attendance or completion;
(iii) Course title or subject; and
(iv) The number of hours earned.
(b) Documentation for continuing education earned pursuant to WAC 246-935-295
(2)(b) must include, in addition to (a)(i) through (iv) of this subsection, a list of attendees, and materials that sufficiently describe the content of the presentation.
(c) Failure by a veterinary technician to cooperate with an audit or provide the requested proof of continuing education to the board is grounds for disciplinary action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030
. WSR 20-04-027, § 246-935-280, filed 1/28/20, effective 2/28/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030
and 2007 c 235. WSR 08-20-126, § 246-935-280, filed 10/1/08, effective 11/1/08.]