RAIVE-Approved Providers shall:
1. Ensure that all CE conducted by the Provider meets the requirements in the RAIVE Standards. The Provider is responsible for assuring compliance.
2. Be affiliated with a veterinarian.
3. Submit all programs for any branch or subsidiary through the identified Program Administrator. If separate authority is desired by
the branch or subsidiary, submit a separate application for that entity to become an approved Provider.
4. Maintain records of individual offerings for inspection by AAVSB and its Member Boards for a minimum of four (4) years. The records maintained shall be adequate to serve the needs of participants and to permit AAVSB and Member Boards to monitor adherence to the RAIVE Standards, including:
• Detailed course outlines
• Presenter biographical information
• Time(s) and location(s) of all offerings of RAIVE-approved Programs
• Registration rosters containing names and addresses of attendees
• Total number of time course site was accessed (for online programs)
• Total number of times a person participated
• Attendance certification
• Completed course evaluation forms
5. Allow AAVSB or Member Board(s) access to review the CE records within ten (10) days of a request to review these documents.
6. Issue documents with required RAIVE approval language only for courses for which approval has been granted.
7. Provide all attendees with evaluation forms to offer participants the opportunity to assess each program attended. The evaluation questions must reflect the content of the program as outlined in the Objective Statement and provide participants the opportunity to evaluate the course content.
The evaluation form must include the following statement: “This program was reviewed and approved by the RAIVE program for continuing education. Please contact the RAIVE program at
should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.”
8. Monitor attendance at courses in a manner that makes certain that participants issued certificates did actually attend the event.
9. Provide an individual Certificate of Attendance, at no charge, identifying the participant. There shall be a place for the participant’s name, state and license numbers (to be entered by participant). In the event that final approval has not been received when a program takes place, the Provider must not distribute CE Attendance Certificates until after the approval is complete.
The certificate form must contain the following statement: “Course meets the requirements for hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RAIVE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.” The certificate shall be signed by the course instructor, provider or provider designee, and shall specify:
• Title of the offering
• Provider name and address
• RAIVE Provider number
• Date of offering
• Subject Matter Category(ies) (as indicated on the RAIVE Program Application)
• Method(s) of Delivery (as indicated on the RAIVE Program Application)
• Number of CE hours earned
10. Provide RAIVE with a copy of a co-sponsor agreement for any program in which a co-sponsor participates. The RAIVE-approved Provider remains responsible for all Standards being met.
11. Agree to use RAIVE language and Provider numbers only on materials pertaining to courses that have been submitted to and approved by RAIVE.