R 338.4933 Acceptable continuing education; requirements; limitations.
Rule 33. (1) The 45 hours of continuing education required pursuant to R 338.4931(2)
must comply with all of the following:
(a) Not more than 12 continuing education hours may be earned during one 24-hour
(b) A licensee may not earn credit for a continuing education program or activity that
is identical or substantially identical to a program or activity for which the licensee has
already earned credit during the renewal period.
(c) A minimum of 30 hours of continuing education is scientific in nature. A
continuing education program or activity is scientific in nature if it includes the science of
diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease as it relates directly to an animal patient
or topics such as public veterinary practice, epidemiology, food safety, public health,
animal welfare, or antimicrobial stewardship.
(d) A minimum of 1 hour of continuing education must relate to medical records.
(e) A minimum of 1 hour of continuing education must relate to state veterinary law or
federal or state controlled substance laws, or both.
(f) A maximum of 33 hours of continuing education may be completed in activities
that use online, electronic, or printed format or by completing an activity that does not
require or permit synchronous or live interaction during the activity.
(g) A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education must be completed by satisfying
1 of the following:
(i) Earning 12 hours of continuing education in an activity attended live and in
(ii) Earning not less than 6 hours of continuing education in an activity attended live
and in person and earning the remainder of the 12 required hours of continuing education
by completing an activity that requires or permits synchronous, live interaction with the
presenter, other participants, or both during the activity.
(h) No more than 15 hours of continuing education may be earned collectively for
activities in subrule (2)(d) to (h) of this rule.
(2) The following is acceptable continuing education:
Activity Activity and
Proof of Completion
Attendance at or participation in a continuing The number of continuing
education program or activity related to the education hours for
practice of veterinary medicine or any non- specific program or activity
clinical subject relevant to the practice of is the number of hours
veterinary medicine, education, administration, approved by the sponsor or
management, or science which includes, but is approving organization for
not limited to, live, in-person programs; the specific program or
interactive or monitored teleconferences; audio- activity.
conferences; web-based programs; online
programs; or journal articles or other self-study
programs approved or offered by any of the