Available Continuing Education (CE) Courses Regarding the Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs
Beginning on January 1, 2018, in order to renew a veterinarian license, a licensee must complete a minimum of one credit hour of continuing education on the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs every four years.
- For licensees renewing in 2020, the one-hour course must be taken within the previous 2018-2020 two-year renewal cycle. The requirement will then follow a four year cycle of every other renewal cycle thereafter (e.g. renewal in 2024, 2028, etc.).
- For licensees renewing in 2021, the one-hour course must be taken within the previous 2019-2021 two-year renewal cycle. The requirement will then follow a four year cycle of every other renewal cycle thereafter (e.g. renewal in 2025, 2029, etc.).
Below are a selection of sources for Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs CE Courses:
- APHIS - USDA National Accreditation Program
Module #23 - Use of Antibiotics in Animals (1 CEU) – must have a National Accreditation Number (NAN)
- VetBloom: Interactive, RACE approved CE courses
Antimicrobial Resistance (.50 CEU)
- VetVine: RACE Approved 1 hour CE credit
- The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) also offers courses for Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs:
- Courses available at the Pacific Veterinary Conference in June, located in San Francisco, CA (courses marked with a ‡ qualify)