Membership renewals for the 2024 year will be open on April 1st and Close on May 31st.
Becoming a member of the EVTA
•Visit the EVTA website (evta.ca)
•under the membership pull down menu, click on the "become a member" link or use the link https://members.evta.dadavan.com/
Nova Scotia RVT's, you will not be required to submit any CE to renew your membership until next year, at that time is 30 hours, as per your VMA.
New Brunswick RVT's, you are required to submit 30 hours of CE that was obtained between June 1 2021 and May 31 2023, so hurry up and get your CE completed!
In addition to this, please keep in mind that in order to submit membership to your VMA, you must first submit membership to the EVTA and have proof of submission, please allow the EVTA enough time to review your application before the VMA deadline.
Newfoundland/Labrador and Prince Edward Island RVT's, you are still required to submit 15 hours of CE yearly
EVTA - Members in Nova Scotia
•the current (two year) CE cycle ends in 2024
•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
Hard vs Soft CE
•The NSVMA has defined "Hard CE" as attendance at wet labs, veterinary conferences or approved virtual conferences or webinars. "Soft CE" is defined as Lifelearn, videos, journals and lunch&learns. They have further stated that all RACE approved CE either in person or virtual will be accepted as Hard CE and that all CE offered by the NSVMA or the CVMA either in person or virtual will be accepted as "Hard CE".
EVTA - Members in New Brunswick
The NBVMA and EVTA work closely together to ensure that RVTs are registered and regulated. The NBVMA acts as the registrar of RVTs and provides regulation for their actions. , The EVTA acts as a public member association providing support and assistance to its membership. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE EVTA TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE NBVMA.
CE requirements - AS STATED ON THE NBVMA website
•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 2023/2024 renewal year, the reporting window will be from June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2023
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
•If you have any questions, please contact the NBVMA registrar at email@example.com
•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 Registrar for consideration as being valid CE and credit assigned.
•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
•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)
EVTA - Members in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador
•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