VETERINARY LICENSURE AND TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION
The Board issues licenses to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Arizona and certifies veterinary technicians. Licenses and certificates are renewed every two years to remain active. Please refer to the FORMS tab for address changes or request for license verification forms. You may download the veterinary and certified technician applications from this page or under the FORMS tabs. For exam dates and deadlines, refer to the last page of the veterinarian or certified technician applications.
· Regular License: Applicant is a graduate from a college of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA or holds a certificate issued by the ECFVG or PAVE and has taken the NAVLE within the past 5 years.
· Endorsement License: Applicant is a graduate from a college of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA or holds a certificate issued by the ECFVG or PAVE, has not taken the NAVLE within the past 5 years, is currently licensed as a veterinarian in another state and has been actively working in veterinary medicine for at least three of the preceding five years or six of the preceding ten years.
· Specialty License: Applicant is a graduate from a college of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA or holds a certificate issued by the ECFVG or PAVE AND holds a current certification as a specialist of a national specialty board or college recognized by the AVMA. Passing the NAVLE is not required. The applicant’s practice will be limited to the scope of the applicant’s board certification.
· NAVLE: To apply to take the NAVLE and for further requirements and instructions, please visit www.nbvme.org
CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS:
A certified veterinary technician is one who has passed the National exam (VTNE) and Arizona State exam and approved by the Board.
Next State CVT Exam: Friday, April 11, 2014
CVT Applicants: Please note that the deadline to submit a COMPLETE application for this exam is February 5, 2014. Although the review time is usually much faster, per AZ Administrative Rules, the Board has 30 days in which to inform you whether your application is complete. You may want to submit your application at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline to allow time for you to make corrections to the application or gather additional required information.