Texas Authorized Personnel Program for Veterinarians


The Texas Authorized Personnel Program (TAPP) educates and certifies all veterinarians who wish to engage in an activity that is part of a Texas or federal disease control or eradication program. TAPP also applies to all veterinarians issuing certificates of veterinary inspection for equine, livestock, exotic livestock, fowl, and/or exotic fowl.

The TAHC offers additional certifications for TAHC Authorized Personnel interested in conducting work in the following areas: Bovine Trichomoniasis, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Antemortem Collection, and Cervid Tuberculosis.

To find out more about TAPP or additional certifications offered by the TAHC, please contact us at authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov or call Ms. Laura Leal at (512) 719-0761.


TAPP Application Process

In order to apply for TAHC Authorized Personnel Status, an individual must have:

  • a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine,
  • an active Texas veterinary license with the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners,
  • an active Category II Texas Accreditation with the United States Department of Agriculture,
  • and successfully completed the TAPP orientation.

For veterinarians that meet all of the above requirements, please fill out and submit the completed and signed TAPP Application to PO Box 12966, Austin TX 78711-2966, Attn: Authorized Personnel.

Check Your TAPP Status


Veterinary Authorized Personnel Program Certification Status ×
  • Name:
  • Six Digit National Accreditation Number (NAN):
  • Authorized:
  • CWD

  • CWD Antemortem Status:
  • Last Certification Date:
  • Expiration Date:
  • Trich

  • Trichomoniasis Status:
  • Last Certification Date:
  • Expiration Date:

TAPP Orientation

The next in-person orientation class is tentatively scheduled for July 2020 at the TAHC Office in Austin, TX. The TAHC is adhering to all COVID-19 restrictions and the class is subject to change. For inquiries, or to register for the next training, please contact authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov.

If you are unable to attend an orientation in person, contact authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov to discuss completing your orientation electronically.


Additional Certification Opportunities

The TAHC offers additional certifications for TAHC Authorized Personnel interested in conducting work in the following areas: Bovine Trichomoniasis, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Antemortem Collection, and Cervid Tuberculosis.

The Bovine Trichomoniasis and CWD Antemortem Certifications are offered via online webinar, and the Cervid Tuberculosis training is only offered in-person.

To register for an upcoming webinar, please fill out the form below, select the program you are interested in, and select the date and time from the dropdown box. Once your request is received, a Skype webinar invitation will be emailed to you within a few hours. To register for an in-person Cervid Tuberculosis training, contact the Authorized Personnel Department at authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov.

Webinar Registration

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Veterinary Authorized Personnel Webinar Request ×

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  • Name:
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  • National Accreditation Number (NAN):
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