Request for Continuing Education


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If you are a representative of an organization that is requesting to award Continuing Education credits to licensed veterinarians or registered veterinary technicians who attend courses, seminars, presentations, etc. that you are planning to provide, you must submit a request for approval at least 30 days in advance of the event.  (Note: You can receive approval retroactively but you may not advertise the session as “CE approved” until you receive approval.)

If you are a licensed veterinarian or registered veterinary technician requesting to receive CE credit for an event you plan to attend, you must also submit approval during the fiscal year in which the event takes place and no later than June 1 of every year. You must receive approval before you may include it as part of your annual CE requirement (or triennial requirement for RVTs). Late submissions may not be considered. 

Note: Events that are RACE Approved are accepted by the Board and do not need approval 

Request for approval must be submitted online to the SBVME for approval. When you hit the submit button, you will be asked to provide the following information: 
  1. Sponsor's name and contact person's email address and telephone number;
  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 (maybe be uploaded);
  5. Length of program; 
  6. Certificate of Attendance (required)
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.

See COMAR 15.14.16 (for veterinary technicians).  See Reg. .04, Accreditation, for organizatios that offerSBVME pre-approved CE.  

Before you submit, check the list of approved courses to make sure the presentation hasn't already been reviewed. 

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(NOTE. You must complete your request in one session. You can not save it and come back to it.) 


 New Requirements for CDS Permits

Any veterinarian who applies for an initial CDS permit or who applies to renew a CDS permit on or after October 1, 2018 must first take 2 CEs in prescribing or dispensing CDS. The CEs must be approved by the State Board.  (See below) You will have to attest to taking these CEs when you apply for your CDS permit. 

Note: CDS permits are issued by the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Controlled Substance Administration – not the State Veterinary Board.  Although the State Veterinary Board does not require new licensees to obtain CEs their first year of licensure, the OCSA does require licensees to have these 2 CEs before obtaining a CDS permit. 
This is a one-time requirement. If you already have a CDS permit, you only have to take these 2 CEs the first time you renew after October 1, 2018.  These CEs may be used toward your annual CE requirement for licensure..  

Courses that may be used to meet this requirement are below: 
  • Any webinar or CE course pertaining to the prescribing or dispensing of CDS that is RACE Approved. 
  • Any webinar or CE course pertaining to the prescribing or dispensing of CDS by veterinarians that is provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), VetFolio, VetGirl, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). 

Other Qualifying Webinars:
Qualifying Conferences: 

Submit a request for approval of other in-person or online courses on this page. 

The OCSA will audit permit holders for compliance. If you fraudulently obtain a CDS permit by attesting to taking these courses when you did not, you will be subject to fines and penalties from OCSA and the State Board.