Veterinary Technician Examination

National & Michigan Practical Examinations

Beginning in 2010 the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) will be administered in a computerized format. There will be three examination windows each year in which you may take the VTNE. More detailed information about the Computer Based VTNE is available at You will still be required to apply for your Michigan license before being eligible to take the VTNE.

In order to take these examinations and become licensed in Michigan, an applicant must submit a license application to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions Licensing Division. Application packets can be downloaded from this website.

To be eligible for the examinations, the application, fee and required documentation must be received in the Application Unit, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions Licensing Division by the deadline date indicated below. Please mail to:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Health Care Services
Health Professions Licensing Division
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909 

The Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions Licensing Division will mail out an admission letter for the Michigan examination to eligible candidates approximately 10 to 14 days before the exam. The admission letter will include information on the location and time of the exam along with a map, a brochure and any additional information needed.

Results are reported approximately eight to ten weeks following the examination date.


Veterinary Technician Examination Date 
Deadline for Application Completion 
Friday, June 19, 2015
at Michigan State University
Friday, May 8, 2015 


Examination Windows

VTNE Online
Application Deadline

Michigan Application

Mar. 15 - Apr. 15 

Feb. 15 

Dec. 19

July 15 - Aug. 15

June 15

Apr. 19

Nov. 15 - Dec. 15     

Oct. 15

Aug. 20