HOURLY REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERINARIANS
18 hours every 1 years
9 hours may be obtained online
HOURLY REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
24 hours every 3 years
8 hours may be obtained online (4 per year maximum)
SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES
A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education courses shall be directed toward improvement, advancement, and extension of professional skill and knowledge relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. These courses shall have significant intellectual or practical content dealing primarily with information on skills directly related to the practice of veterinary medicine.
A maximum of 6 credit hours of continuing education courses may be directed toward non-scientific subjects related to the practice of veterinary medicine such as: (1) Practice management concepts; (2) Communication skills; (3) State regulatory programs; or (4) Federal regulatory programs.
Opioid Prescribing – 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. You will have to attest to taking these CEs when you apply for your CDS permit. Although the State Veterinary Board does not require new licensees to obtain CEs their first year of licensure, MDH 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 license registration. https://mda.maryland.gov/vetboard/Pages/continuing_education.aspx