Continuing Education

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Request for approval of continuing education (CE) credits must be made in writing to the SBVME. Provide as much of the following information as possible: 
1. Sponsor's name, address, telephone number, and the contact person;
2. Title and/or topic, date(s), and location(s) of course, seminar, lecture, or meeting;
3. Objectives or goals of the course, seminar, lecture, or meeting;  

4. Name of instructor and brief biography (1 page maximum);

5. Length of program; and

6. Any documentation, such as a course brochure, the instructor's resume, and a sample of the certificate of attendance to be issued to each attendee. 

The above information is required of CE sponsors, veterinarians, and registered veterinary technicians who are seeking SBVME approval of specific courses, seminars, or presentations. Two copies of this information shall be mailed no fewer than 30 days before the CE is offerred.  These copies should be mailed to:  State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Room 102, Annapolis, MD 21401. 

Once this information is received, copies are made and provided to the SBVME members for their review and discussion at their next regularly scheduled meeting date. The SBVME will vote to either approve or deny approval requested, and will determine the number of continuing education credits that will be granted. This information will be provided in a letter to the requestor, which shall be sent to the requestor following the SBVME's meeting.

Please refer to COMAR 15.14.10 (for veterinarians).  See Reg. .05, Accreditation, for organizations that offer SBVME pre-approved CE.  The SBVME also accepts CE approved by RACE.

Please refer to COMAR 15.14.16 (for veterinary technicians).  See Reg. .04, Accreditation, for organizatios that offer SBVME pre-approved CE.  The SBVME also accepts CE approved by RACE.