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post #21 of 24 Old 09-28-2012, 07:28 PM
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In VA I only have to have 6 hours of CE. However, since I can be nerdy I tend to get a lot more. When I first graduated I was so afraid that I would never get my hours but it has never been a problem. CE can be found online, through magazines, or through local meetings. There are also huge meetings all the time throughout the year in different places. This year I was lucky enough to go to the AAHA convention in Denver.

Here in VA they do a lottery system to see if you have all your CE. If they pick your name you have to prove that you've done your hours. If you don't have them you have to pay a fine and your name is listed on the website.
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post #22 of 24 Old 09-28-2012, 10:20 PM
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I'm lucky I live in a town with a vetschool, so CE is local and there is always quite a variety of subjects to choose from. Where I am, you have to get 10 every year or you lose your credentials. They sort of do the same thing here - randomly select 50 people and if you are one of them, you'll get a notice in with your letter when your renewal is do asking you to show proof (certificates from CE classes) that you got your 10 hours.

The rule for us here is that you can only do 5 of your hours online or through other means while the other 5 has to be 'present to win' type situations where you are actually sitting in front of a speaker at a class.

The coolest part about the vetschool here is that there are several equine only CE offered so you can do all horses if you want, and not be stuck taking things that don't interest you as much or things that really aren't related to what you do in your clinic.
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post #23 of 24 Old 09-28-2012, 10:51 PM
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Ce is a requirement in Ny starting 2013... and it has always been free for me. I do live in a highly populated area though with lots of large specialist hospitals.

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post #24 of 24 Old 09-29-2012, 06:11 PM
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In the state of Indiana, required CE is 16 hours every two years.
Not sure about texas.
However, if you're lucky, you could get hired by a clinic that gives its employees a budget for continuing education, so it's not out of your pocket!
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