Veterinary Technician Licensing Requirements in the State of Washington

The Washington State Department of Health is the agency that licenses veterinary technicians in the State of Washington and issues the Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) license to successful applicants. To obtain the LVT license, applicants must first successfully complete a veterinary technology program, the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), and the Washington State jurisprudence examination.

The veterinary technician license application and a detailed description of the application requirements can be found at the Department of Health website.

The following is a list of the costs associated with obtaining the LVT license:

Item Cost
Initial License $126
State jurisprudence examination $160
VTNE $345
Total Cost $631

LVT license applicants must register to take the VTNE at least one month prior to the start of the testing window during which they want to take the examination.

Registration can be completed at the VTNE website.