CVPM Program Updates - COVID-19 Accommodations

By VHMA Admin posted 03-27-2020 13:56

  

The CVPM Board is grateful for the enthusiastic and generous support that our members provide to the CVPM program and the association. In times of crisis, change, and uncertainty, one thing remains constant: VHMA members are willing to do their best to ensure the profession, association, and industry thrives, and we thank you!

The world has come face-to-face with an enemy that threatens the health and well-being of people, pets, as the country’s economic viability. The CVPM Board fully understands the magnitude of the global Coronavirus crisis and its implications. The Board strongly encourages members to prioritize the health, safety, and well being of their families, staff, patients, and the sustainability of their businesses.

Those of you concerned about maintaining or earning certification at this time should know that the Board recognizes access to continuing education is limited, travel is curtailed, and financial resources are strained and in question. In response to these conditions, the CVPM Board has approved the following accommodations for those CVPM members and candidates who are immediately impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

RENEWALS

07/01/2019 CVPM Renewals
Non-compliance deadlines (07/01/2020) are now extended to 12/01/2020, and the in-person continuing education (CE) requirement is waived, allowing this group of CVPM members to submit up to 48 hours of Qualified E-Learning to renew. Applicable CE must be earned between July 1, 2017, and 12/01/2020, and virtual education must meet the program’s regular standard for Qualified E-Learning. Renewal and late fees are not changed.

07/01/2020 CVPM Renewals
Renewal deadlines(07/01/2020) are now extended to 12/01/2020, and the in-person continuing education (CE) requirement is waived, allowing this group of CVPM members to submit up to 48 hours of Qualified E-Learning to renew. Renewals received after 12/31/2020 will be assessed a $100 late fee in addition to the regular renewal fee. Renewal and late fees are not changed.

Each CVPM enjoys a 12-month grace period, for this group that ends 07/01/2021, which is the final non-compliance deadline.

TESTING APPLICANTS

April 2020 Examination Administration (April 20-25, 2020)
Candidates that are already registered with a local test center who can still take the examination and wish to do so can proceed as usual.

For candidates who must reschedule their examination due to the closing of a test center or for other reasons that make it unfeasible to take the examination during the regular April Administration window, the CVPM Board is waiving the rescheduling fees (except for last-minute no-show fees).

For candidates whose applications will expire before the August Examination Administration, the CVPM Board is extending the application deadlines to 12/31/2020. 

August 2020 Examination Administration (August 24-29, 2020)
The CVPM Board is extending the window of examination dates open during the August Administration window to accommodate candidates who need to reschedule. The entire month of August will be available.

Resource Links:

CVPM CE Requirements and Guidelines

CVPM’s Recertification Guidelines and Instructions can be found here.


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