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For 2022 License Renewals Regarding Criteria for Continuing Education

There will be some modifications for continuing education credits for the next renewal period ending June 30, 2021.

If you requested an extension of continuing education hours for the renewal period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, you will add these hours to your required number of continuing education hours.

Due to COVID the Board will allow conferences that have been held “ in person” over the years but due to the pandemic they are now held virtually, these conferences will be acceptable as (live) continuing education hours. Please keep all certificates of attendance for auditing purposes.    AS in the past, the online interactive category must be RACE approved, these hours do require a copy of the certificate to be provided with your renewal.

Again required this year- One hour of opioid continuing education shall include not less than one (1) hour of education in pain management or one (1) hour of education in opioid use or addiction annually, unless the licensee the licensee does not currently hold a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.

For category opioid pain management or opioid addiction we have some resources:

OSU COLLEGE OF VET. MED. CE OFFICE-  Qualifies for 2 hours - 1 hr  for Opioids -  and 1 hr for any other category https://outreachprograms.okstate.edu/courses/333    Any questions or to register about OSU CE contact Christine Nichols, (405) 744-7672

Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine – Online module covers use of opioids in veterinary medicine - vetmed.illinois.edu/free-online-c-e-veterinary-opioids/.  (Could be a fee of $45)

AVMA- Axon avma.org/catalog/opioid compliance $25.00 fee

OVMA virtual conference - Thursday, January 28, 2021  for 2 hours – Board presentation  ( qualifies for 1 hour for opioid and 1 hour for mandatory)and  also the following day January 29, 2021 - Controlled Substances in Oklahoma.

The Board has prepared an Opioid power point that has been presented to various groups and it is also available on our website – look for OPIOIDS Power Point.