State Board of Veterinary Medicine: Continuing Education Information

Veterinarians and academic veterinarians in Active status must complete at least 32 hours of continuing education every two years before a license can be renewed.

Board Policy Criteria for Continuing Education​ - Approved Courses, Approval Requests and Documentation of Hours​, was updated on December 14, 2017 and streamlines the process for continuing education approval. ​The new policy contains criteria for courses automatically approved by the Board. Courses meeting this criteria no longer need to be reviewed and approved by the Board.​

If a course does not meet the new criteria for approved courses, you may submit a completed CE Course Approval Request Form. Only submit this completed form if a course does not meet the new criteria for approved courses.

Complete information about continuing education requirements can be found in ​section 12-64-110(4)(a) C.R.S.​, Board Rule II.F​, and the ​​Board Policies.​

Please review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about veterinary continuing education requirements. If you have additional questions after reviewing the FAQ, please contact Board staff at