About ten years ago we began to hear consumer-oriented rumblings about mandatory continuing education as a requirement for relicensure. At that time a number of state veterinary medical associations started academies of Veterinary Practice. These Academies varied somewhat from state-to-state, but they all required a specified number of hours of continuing education for membership. These Academies were a hedge against mandatory continuing education.
Wertman, F. D.
"Mandatory Continuing Education,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 39
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol39/iss3/3