Rule 91. (1) Beginning with licenses that expire on December 31, 2022, and for all
renewals thereafter, an applicant for license renewal shall have completed at least 15
hours of continuing education that satisfies the requirements of R 338.4993 in the 3 years
immediately preceding the application for renewal.
(2) Submission of an application for renewal constitutes the applicant’s certification of
compliance with the requirements of this rule. The department may require a licensee to
submit evidence to demonstrate compliance with this rule.
(3) A request for a waiver under section 16205 of the code, MCL 333.16205, must be
received by the department before the expiration date of the license.
(4) The licensee shall retain documentation of satisfying the requirements of this rule
for a period of 4 years from the date of applying for license renewal. Failure to comply
with this rule is a violation of section 16221(h) of the code, MCL 333.16221.
R 338.4993 Acceptable continuing education; requirements; limitations.
Rule 93. (1) The 15 hours of continuing education required under R 338.4991(1) for the
renewal of a veterinary technician license must satisfy all of the following:
(a) Not more than 12 hours may be earned during one 24-hour period.
(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 same renewal period.
(c) A minimum of 10 hours of continuing education must be 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 of public veterinary practice, epidemiology, food safety, public animal health,
animal welfare, or antimicrobial stewardship.
(d) A minimum of 5 hours of continuing education must be completed in-person or
through live, synchronous contact.
(e) A maximum of 5 hours of continuing education may be earned collectively for
activities in subrule (2)(c) to (g) of this rule.
(2) The board considers any of the following as acceptable continuing education:
Proof of Completion
Number of continuing
granted/permitted for activity
The number of continuing
education hours for a specific
Attendance at or participation in a
continuing education program or activity
related to practice as a veterinary technician program or activity is the
or any nonclinical subject relevant to
practice as a veterinary technician in a
veterinary practice, education,
administration, management, or science
which includes, but is not limited to, live,
in-person programs; interactive or
monitored teleconferences, audio-
conferences, or web-based programs;
online programs; and journal articles or
other self-study programs approved or
number of hours approved by
the sponsor or the approving
organization for the specific
program or activity.