Registered Veterinary Technician Details

Registered Veterinary Technician

General Info - Statewide License


The Registered Veterinary Technician license, as issued by the state of Maryland, denotes a higher level of skill, education, and/or experience than those technicians that do not have such a license.


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    Approval time

  • $85.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Instructions for applicants are found here.


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. RVTs must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every three years. No more than 4 hours per year (or 8 hours over three years) may be done online.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Email: mda.veterinaryboard@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 841-5862 / Fax: (410) 841-5780

Work hours:



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Agriculture the legal authority to issue this approval?

Agriculture Article 2-309, Annotated Code of Maryland