The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has a Committee for Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS) that governs groups of technicians who excel at their professional discipline of special interest. The CVTS has specific guidelines for these groups of Veterinary Technicians Specialists (VTS). When a new group is interested in forming, they obtain these guidelines from NAVTA/CVTS and begin to work on fulfilling these requirements. The requirements include electing officers, writing a constitution and by-laws, a credentials packet, an exam, a delineation study and other unique documents for their proposed academy. When these documents are approved by CVTS and NAVTA’s Board of Directors, the Board offers provisional approval and so recognizes a new specialty academy. Full recognition for the academy will be given after the first qualifying exam is given and candidates pass the exam. NAVTA currently has given full recognition to the Academy of Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and provisional recognition to The Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists, The Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and The Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians.