CVTEA Accreditation Policies and Procedures - Appendix E

Last Update to this Section: January 2016

Application for Accreditation

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Name of Institution:



Phone: ________________ Fax: _________________

Email: _____________________________________________________

Program Website: __________________________________________________________

Application is hereby made to the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician

Education and Activities (CVTEA)for accreditation of, __________________________________________________________(name of program)in accordance with the published "Standards of an Acceptable Program for Educating Veterinary Technicians.

"Degree(s)/Certificate Granted: __________________________________________________________





 Program length: ______________

The cumulative number of all site visits in a 12-month period shall not exceed 50 so all requests may not be met in a given year. The CVTEA may in its sole discretion and for good cause shown give consideration to exceed the maximum number of site visits. Currently accredited programs will be given priority in scheduling.

Programs Applying for Initial Accreditation:
Submit materials as outlined in Section VI Standard Operating Procedures for Initial Accreditation
Provide anticipated enrollment date of first cohort: ____________________________________________________________
Provide anticipated graduation date of first class: ____________________________________________________________
(Site visits are usually conducted once the initial class has completed about 2/3 of the curriculum.)
Indicate preference for site visit (month/year): ____________________________________________________________

Programs applying for initial accreditation must submit the application form along with the non-refundable application fee. Following acceptance of the initial application materials, a self-study report is due 8 weeks prior to the site visit.

Fees: Initial accreditation $3,000
         Re-application for initial accreditation $3,000


Print Name: ____________________________________________________________
Chief Executive Officer of Institution

Print Name: ____________________________________________________________
Department Head/Division Dean

Print Name: ____________________________________________________________
Director of Program

Indicate credentials of Program Director: __________________________________________________

Date: __________________________

Submit this application along with the materials requested in Step 1 of the Initial Application Material and Feedback Form in Section VI of the Accreditation Policies and Procedures Manual of the AVMA CVTEA Contact AVMA staff for a copy of this form.

Send to: American Veterinary Medical Association, Education and Research Division, 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4630