Most state and provincial agencies use the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to evaluate the competency of entry-level veterinary technicians and require a passing score for a veterinary technician to be credentialed.

  July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014 July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017
Number of first time candidates passing the VNTE 31 50
Number of first time takers 55 80
VTNE pass percentage 56.36% 62.5%