Continuing Education Opportunities
CE Opportunities from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 that are Pre-Approved by LBVM (last updated on 11/22/23)
CE Opportunities Available Through AAVSB’s RACE Program
A list of RACE-approved programs can be found at www.aavsb.org/CE-Services/RACE/find-a-race-program. Per Rule 403 in the LA Veterinary Practice Act, CE programs through AAVSB (which are the RACE programs) are approved for CE hours and do not further approval of the LBVM. Note: Nearly all RACE-approved programs are only for DVMs and/or RVTs. CAETs cannot receive credit for DVM-/RVT-specific continuing education activity.
Proof of Attendance for Continuing Education Programs
Proof of attendance (i.e. – certificates of completion) MUST include all of the following details: 1) Licensee’s First & Last Name, 2) Title of the Activity, 3) Name of Sponsor, 4) Specific Date of Attendance/Completion, 5) Total Hours Earned, and 6) Delivery Method. Certificates of Completion from conference attendance MUST include the total number of hours a licensee earned from attendance.
If any of this information is not included on the Proof of Attendance, the CE activity cannot be accepted.
Want to get a Continuing Education program approved by the Board?
The lists above show all CE programs pre-approved by the Board. These lists are not all-inclusive and only contain those programs for which approval by the Board has been sought. For CE programs not included in the lists, pre-approval is required 14 days prior to the seminar/presentation/meeting.
Per the LA Veterinary Practice Act, rule §400 (page 36), a continuing veterinary education program accepted by another state’s regulatory board of veterinary medicine, a governmental entity, and/or AAVSB (which includes RACE programs), as well as those programs sponsored by AVMA accredited schools of veterinary medicine and/or any professional associations recognized by the board, shall be accepted as units or hours of continuing education; however, all other programs and/or their participants, including in-house programs, shall be required to obtain pre-approval from the board in accordance with LAC 46:LXXXV.409.A.3 and 4, respectively.
If you are unsure whether or not a CE program is accepted by the Board and/or to have continuing education programs reviewed by the Board, please submit a CE Approval Request to the Board by clicking the link below.
In light of the many changes in CE presentation (format, i.e., online, and subject matter, i.e. holistic/alternative, etc.), LBVM has made concerted efforts to comply with the statutes/rules and review presentation/seminar/courses for valid credits for its licensees. Note: A Continuing Education Program is approved by the LBVM for educational purposes only. As such, please be advised that any Continuing Education program approved by the LBVM (or per its Rules) does not mean the LBVM endorses the subject matter and/or that its application is lawful in the actual practice of veterinary medicine in Louisiana. It is incumbent upon you to confirm any subject matter presented in a CE program may be legally applied in your practice prior to its implementation.
Record & Track Your Continuing Education with the LBVM License Portal
To enter in your continuing education activity, log into the LBVM License Portal and click the “Continuing Education” link in the left-hand menu, then click the “View” link for the appropriate CE period. To add CE programs that you’ve attended, just click on the “+ Add New” button and enter the following required information:
-> Delivery Method,
-> Title of Presentation/Seminar,
-> Start Date (only applicable if CE activity was multiple days),
-> Date of Completion,
-> Number of Credits, and
-> Brief Description of CE Activity
You must then upload the certificate of completion for the CE activity by clicking on the “Choose File” button. Click the “Save>” button, then repeat the above step to enter more CE activity.
For large conferences with multiple presentations, enter the conference details in the above fields, then upload either a scanned copy of the record of personal participation sheet from the conference or the LBVM’s Record for Personal Participation Form IN ADDITION TO the certificate of completion.
For continuing education programs that consist of more than one presentation and the sponsor of the program does not provide a record of personal participation sheet for attendees, you should use the Record for Personal Participation Form.
IMPORTANT – All CE activity must be entered in the Continuing Education section PRIOR to starting your renewal process!
If you start your renewal without entering in your CE activity, you will have to back out of the renewal, then enter the CE activity, then continue with the renewal process.