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Veterinary Technician Registration Application & Instructions

Applying by Exam Requirements:

1. Submit an application online at MyLicense.IN.gov with the application fee of $30.00. The paper application is available if necessary.

2. Criminal Background Check:  All applicants must obtain a criminal background check prior to being issued a license or registration. For information please click on criminal background check. Please note that you must wait until you have received your online application receipt or you have been notified by us that we have received your application before you obtain your criminal background check. If your background is received prior to the date we received your application, we will not be able to accept those results and you will be required to do the background process again.

3. Written Statement:  If you answered “yes” to any questions on your application, explain fully, including all related details in a signed, written statement. Include the violation, location, date, and disposition. You will need to provide copies of any and all court documentation regarding each offense.  This may be uploaded with your application or using the License Update feature in your account after submitting your application online.

4. Transcripts:  An official (certified) transcript of grades from the school where the applicant attended and completed a program of veterinary technology training. Transcripts should show their degree conferred. This must be sent directly from the school (e-transcripts accepted to pla8@pla.in.gov.)

5. Name Change Document: A copy of a marriage certificate or an official affidavit indicating any legal name change, if your name differs from that on any documents. This may be uploaded with your application or using the License Update feature in your account after submitting your application online.

6. Official Score Report: Applicants must submit an official score report sent directly from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) - Veterinary Technician Information Verifying Agency showing a passing score on the VTNE examination. Please contact the AAVSB for a “Score Reporting Service” form at the address listed below or you may download this form from their website. This will explain how to obtain your scores and fee information.

Applying by Endorsement Requirements:

Applicants who are applying by endorsement are required to submit the following documents as well as the documents listed above.   The documents listed may be uploaded with your application or using the License Update feature in your account after submitting your application online.

  1. Verification of State Licensure: Verifications must be submitted by every state where you hold or have held a license or certification. This form needs to be submitted to our office by the state in which you hold or have held a license or certification. (Electronic Verification of State Licensure are accepted to pla8@pla.in.gov.)
  2. Proof of 5 Years of Practicing as a Registered Veterinary Technician
    If you have not completed the Veterinary Technology National Examination (VTNE) but have graduated from an approved program of veterinary technology and taken a state constructed examination you must submit proof of five (5) years, immediately preceding filing an application, that he/she has been acting as a registered veterinary technician in a state, territory, or district of the United States having registration requirements which are substantially equivalent to the requirements of this chapter. Documentation of your employment record for the past five (5) years may include such evidence as:
  • A letter from your employer, including dates of employment and name and address of the practice.
  • A letter from colleagues including dates of where you were employed and name and address of the practice.
  • Any other information to prove to the Board’s satisfaction that you have been employed as a veterinary technician for the past five (5) years.

Abandoned Applications
If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted subsequent to an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.