USDA veterinary training modules available for free CE credit

August 31, 2017

Agency allows more professionals to complete training in hopes of preventing spread of zoonotic disease, among other goals.


The USDA's National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) training modules are now open to licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians because of a partnership between the NVAP and Iowa State University, according to the AVMA.

There are 20 modules available for CE credit for accreditation renewal for USDA-accredited veterinarians who complete the training. All veterinarians and technicians can earn no-cost CE credits, which have been RACE-approved, by completing an optional seven-question quiz with at least five correct answers, the AVMA announcement notes.

The USDA hopes to better prevent the spread of foreign animal diseases, zoonotic diseases and animicrobial-resistant bacteria by opening the modules to more veterinary professionals. These modules are also open to the general public. To access the list of modules, click here.