Certification Information

Applicants for certification in the State of West Virginia are required to meet the criteria set forth in the Veterinary Law and Rules.  Each applicant must submit a completed application to the Board, pass the written practical, practical, and jurisprudence examinations and meets all the requirements of the Board to practice animal euthanasia technology in the state of West Virginia.

Certification Types


Certification is active and animal euthanasia technician is in good standing.


A certification that has not been renewed.

Types of Certification with Disciplinary Action


Certification is on probation for a specific period of time as ordered by a Consent Agreement/Final Order with the Board.


Certification is on suspension for a specific period of time as ordered by a Consent Agreement/ Final Order with the Board.


Certification is revoked by a Final Order with the Board.

Certification Renewals

Certifications are renewed each calendar year and are due by December 31.  Renewals submitted after December 31 require payment of a late fee. Online renewals are available from October 1 – February 15.  If you do not wish to renew online, you may submit your renewal form to the Board office.