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How to Apply for an Ohio Provisional Graduate License

The Provisional Graduate License is for an applicant who has graduated from an AVMA approved college and is waiting to take the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) for the first time. The Provisional Graduate License may not be issued to an applicant if they have failed the NAVLE.

The Ohio Board may issue a Provisional Graduate License if the following requirements are met:

  1. Complete the State of Ohio application for a Provisional Graduate License. The application needs to have proper notarization and a recent photograph attached.

  2. The Ohio Board must receive directly from the college/university an official copy of your transcript with the appropriate college seal and a photocopy of your diploma.

  3. The Ohio Board must receive a letter of recommendation from a licensed veterinarian who will be directly supervising and responsible for you.

  4. You must complete both an Ohio criminal background check and an FBI criminal background check, conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I).

    For further information regarding the Criminal Background check:

  5. Submit the required $100.00 fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order (personal checks will not be accepted).

A Provisional Graduate License is valid for six months and is not renewable.


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