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Licensing Examination Information

Effective after the April 2000 examinations, the NBE and CCT will no longer be administered. These examinations have been replaced by the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) and are administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME).

The current testing windows are:
November 16 - December 12, 2009
April 12 - April 24, 2010

Deadline for filing an application to the OVMLB for examination for the current testing windows:

For the November 16 - December 12, 2009: August 5, 2009

For the April 12 - April 24, 2010: January 6, 2010

Special Accommodation Requests are required to be approved by the Board and need to be received by the OVMLB no later than the deadlines mentioned above.

Procedures:

A.) If you are a student or graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary college or Ross University:

  1. Complete the State of Ohio application to register for the NAVLE. The application needs to have proper notarization and a recent photograph needs to be attached.
  2. If you are a fourth year student, the Ohio Board must receive a letter from the dean of your college stating that you are currently enrolled in the veterinary program and the exact date that you will be graduating.
  3. If you have graduated, the Ohio Board must receive directly from the college/university an official copy of your transcript and a photocopy of your diploma.
  4. Three letters of personal reference must be submitted to the Ohio Board. These letters should comment on your moral character from any adult who has known you for at least one year, but is not a member of your family.
  5. Submit a $50.00 application processing fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. Please note the Board will not accept personal checks and all application fees are non-refundable.

B.) If you are a graduate of a foreign school:

  1. You must be enrolled in the ECFVG program and have completed Steps 1, 2 & 3.
  2. The Ohio Board must receive a letter from the ECFVG Committee confirming your enrollment and completion of Steps 1, 2 & 3.
  3. Three letters of personal reference must be submitted to the Ohio Board. These letters should comment on your moral character from any adult who has known you for at least one year, but is not a member of your family.
  4. Submit a $50.00 application processing fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. Please note the Board will not accept personal checks and all application fees are non-refundable.

After the requirements have been met, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board will send you a notice of eligibility and will forward the list of eligible candidates to the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME).

You will be required to submit an examination fee to the NBVME. Visit their website at www.nbvme.org. You will receive instructions directly from NBVME regarding the actual administration of the examination.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION TO REGISTER FOR THE NAVLE EXAMINATION

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