MEMBERSHIP PORTAL : https://members.evta.dadavan.com/

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO PROVIDE FOR APPROVAL
•proof of CE - Fill out CE table and upload individual CE certificates for verification
•Verify that your address, place of employment and email are current
•Newly licenced RVT's must upload proof of VTNE
•download a receipt when your registration form is approved to use as proof of membership for your respective VMA

Nova Scotia CE requirements
•you need to submit 30 hours of CE by June 30, 2024 (CE obtained from July 01,2022 - June 30, 2024)
•the 30 hours of CE must show 20 hours of "hard CE" and 10 hours of "soft CE" as defined by the NSVMA (see below)
•if you are a new graduate (graduating 2023) you do not have to enter any CE until July 01, 2024 - this will begin the next 2 year cycle

New Graduates
•new graduates are granted their first year of membership at the student rate of $25.00 for that year only - this is to abate the high fees associated with the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)

RVTs moving to Nova Scotia
•must provide a letter of good standing from their provincial association
•must pay the regular membership fee
•must provide proof of CE, 15 - 30 hours depending on the year of relocating

Hard vs Soft CE
•The NSVMA has defined "Hard CE" as wet labs, veterinary conferences or RACE approved virtual conferences or webinars.  "Soft CE" is defined as Lifelearn, videos, journals and lunch&learns.  

New Brunswick CE requirements
•The NBVMA/EVTA CE requirement is 30 hours accumulated over 2 years. These hours must be completed in the 24 months proceeding the renewal year. 
•The CE reporting period will be as follows:
For the 2024/2025 renewal year, the reporting window will be from June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2024
For the 2025/2026 renewal year, the reporting window will be from June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2025

Continuing education may be completed by any or all of the following activities:
•RACE-approved CE hours either online or physical conferences
•Lunch & Learn (maximum 7 hours)
•Workshops, wetlabs, technical training sessions (ex. dental radiology training, cytology, etc).
•Professional journals or memberships (max 2 hour per journal/membership to a max of 6 hour for the category)
•Professional committee participation (EVTA, NBVMA with a maximum of 4 hours)
•Professional lectures (lectures given at the RVT level at a conference, public education event, etc.) (maximum 4 hours)
•Published article (maximum 4 hours)
•Any activity not listed may be submitted to the NBVMA Registrar for consideration as being valid CE and credit assigned.

New Graduates
•if you are a new graduate (graduating 2023) you do not have to enter any CE until July 01, 2024 - this will begin your 2 year cycle

RVTs moving to New Brunswick
•must provide a letter of good standing from their provincial association
•must pay the regular membership fee
•must provide proof of CE

Prince Edward Island/Newfoundland & Labrador CE requirements
•15 hours of Continuing Education - if you are unsure as to whether the CE is acceptable, contact the EVTA
•if you are a new graduate (graduating 2023) you do not have to enter any CE until June 01, 2024


New Graduates
Are not required to submit CE for the following CE cycle after passing VTNE

RVTS moving to NL or PE
•must provide a letter of good standing from their provincial association
•must pay the regular membership fee

General Membership - $139.00

Regular Membership may be granted to an individual:

  • (a) who submits proof of graduation from an Animal Health Technician / Technology, Veterinary Technician / Technology Program accredited by the EVTA and / or the CVMA/AVMA
  • (b) who solemnly declares his/her willingness to uphold the honour and dignity of the profession in accordance with the code of ethics of the association; and
  • (c) who pays the prescribed active membership fees.
Active Members:
  • (a) shall be granted voting privileges;
  • (b) are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors; and
  • (c) are eligible to serve on any committee of the association.

Student Membership - $25.00 

Student membership may be granted to an individual:

  • (a) who is enrolled in a recognized (by the EVTA and the CVMA) program of study in Animal Health Technician / Technology, Veterinary Technician / Technology;
  • (b) who solemnly declares his/her willingness to uphold the honour and dignity of the profession in accordance with the code of ethics of the association; and
  • (c) who pays the prescribed fees.
Student Members
  • (a) shall not be granted voting privileges
  • (b) shall not be eligible to serve as officers of the association
  • (c) shall be eligible to serve on committees.