26 Aug Veterinary Continuing Education Waiver Clarification
Recently, veterinary professionals were sent a letter from the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) regarding the waiver lifting limitations on CE ending on September 30, 2021. We understand the confusion surrounding this matter and wanted to provide clarification from the BPOA. Today, we received the following statement.
Veterinary Medicine was one of several boards permitting licensees to renew their license utilizing Continuing Education obtained through either in-person courses or distance learning at a ratio of up to 100% at their next renewal following January 1, 2021.
Veterinary Medicine renewed November 30, 2020 and will renew again November 30, 2022 – so licensees will be permitted to obtain up to 100% of their Continuing Education online for that renewal, as it is the first renewal after January 1, 2021, regardless of whether they are completed before or after September 30, 2021.
Licensees would revert to the statutory restriction (no more than 25% done online) for the 2024 renewal.
Again, thank you for your patience as we worked with the BPOA on this matter. For more COVID-19 Resources, visit PaVMA.org.