Submitted by Shyla Heagy, RVT There are some things you should consider before you communicate…
It is renewal season for RVTs and it can be extremely daunting to know what you need to do and get those deadlines straight between both the SAVT and the SVMA. Also, why are all of these steps required? Let’s break it down.
You should have received a Green Form in the mail from the SVMA. This is your renewal with the SVMA for 2020. The Green Form has all the current information that the SVMA has on you. You need to review that Green Form and cross out anything that is incorrect and supply the new information right there on the form. That form then needs to be returned to the SVMA via email, fax, snail mail, leg-power, or however you see fit as long as it is with the SVMA on or before December 15, 2019. Done that, check the first thing off the list. Moving on to the second.
Secondly, you will need to log into your account on the SAVT website. On the website on the main page, you will see a link that you can click on and follow. That link will take you to a form that asks for your first name and then asks you some questions. These questions make up your Code of Ethics. If your clinic is renewing your membership on your behalf you are still responsible for completing the form with the questions. You need to complete that form and press Submit. Code of Ethics – check!
When you press Submit it will take you to your cart where you will then need to complete the checkout process. This payment total should be $326.25 which includes both your SAVT and SVMA fees. If you are paying for your membership yourself, please do so then. If your employer is paying, please select Pay Later by cheque. It is still your requirement to make sure that the invoice for your membership is paid on time so please ensure that you follow up with your employer about the payment. This step must be required by December 15, 2019. The third step – check!
Continuing Education Credits – don’t forget about those. If your CE term is 2018/2019 then December 31, 2019, is the deadline to submit all your CE and documentation. You are required to have 20 CE credits in that two-year period. All CE is required to have documentation with it for it to be counted towards your total. Is your CE term 2019/2020? You don’t have specific requirements however it’s recommended you upload what CE you’ve done already. The fourth step – check!
Green Form. Code of Ethics. Payment. CE Credits.
Renewals in a nutshell.
From the desk of the SAVT Executive Director.