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PLA > Professions > Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners > Veterinary Technician Registration Application & Instructions Veterinary Technician Registration Application & Instructions

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED AS OF JULY 1, 2011.  Pursuant to Senate Enrolled Act 363 an individual applying for a veterinary technician registration with a postmark of July 1, 2011 or after shall submit to a national criminal history background check at the cost of the individual.   Please see the step-by-step directions located with the application for registration on how to complete the fingerprinting process in order to process your criminal background check. 

APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AND REVIEW ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO FILING AN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION:

Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Statute and Administrative Rules.
The Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Compilation from the Indiana Code and Indiana Administrative Code is available to Download:

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Statute
A compilation of the statutes governing professions regulated by the Boards and Commissions under the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.  The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Compilation from the Indiana Code is available to Download:

**VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL EXAMINATION (VTNE)**

Applicants who are applying to take the VTNE Examination are required to apply through the American Association of Veterinary State Board (AAVSB).  The AAVSB website will explain the process for applying to take the VTNE.  

American Association of Veterinary State Boards
38 W. 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
Telephone:  (816) 931-1504
Toll Free:     (877) 698-8482
Email:          aavsb@aavsb.org

Website:      http://www.aavsb.org/VTNE/

Upon passing the VTNE Examination applicants will need to apply to the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for your Indiana registration.  Application information to apply for your registration as a veterinary technician is available above.

If you have any questions regarding the new process for applying for the VTNE Examination or the requirements for applying for your Indiana registration upon passing the VTNE, please contact our office at (317) 234-2054 or by email at pla8@pla.in.gov.