2017 Certification Course for Certified Animal Euthanasia Technicians

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (All day)
Hammond, LA

The Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that the certification course for CAET's will be offered on the date below. The location and fees are as follows:

Presentations & Written Exam:  Tangipahoa Parish Governmental Building, 15484 Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, LA 70403

Practical Exam: Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control, 15487 Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, LA 70403

Total Fees: $205: Application($25), Course($80), Exam($50), Initial Certificate($50)

Deadline to register is Friday, May 12, 2017
Participants will be limited to the first 30 applicants!
Note: There must be a minimum of 15 participants to hold the training course.

The Board-approved training course is offered at various sites in Louisiana at dedicated periodic intervals during the year. Only persons who have completed this course and passed the examinations can be fully certified as a CAET to perform euthanasia with sodium pentobarbital and be eligible to obtain controlled substance permits from state and federal agencies in order to purchase and maintain controlled substances. If your animal control facility uses sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia of animals, your employees need to be certified to perform euthanasia without a licensed veterinarian on the premises.

Please note that the cost of the course is $80. Applicants who wish to complete the certification process and received full certification must take and pass the examinations administered following the course. The cost of the examinations is $50. The Board office requires a separate check for each participant.

It is strongly recommeneded that applicants for the certification course be familiar with basic CAET procedures before taking the CAET course.

Applicants for the course must submit:

  1. fully completed, signed and notarized application form (do not leave blanks) including a list of the names and addresses of professional individuals for reference who have known the applicant a minimum of one year;
  2. a passport size photo attached to application form;
  3. payment of applicable fees (application, course, exam, certification);
  4. signed release waiver form for background check;
  5. a notarized copy of applicant's valid driver's license or a photocopy of applicant's birth certificate; and
  6. a photocopy of applicant's high school diploma or GED certificate or official transcript from institution of higher learning.

The application can be found on the Board's website, www.lsbvm.org, under Applications, and may be reproduced if you need to send more than one employee to the course. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at (225) 342-2176.

Each person registering for the course will receive information prior to the course date. The course handbook will be mailed to applicants one week prior to the course.