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Application Fees

Step Requirement Administrator Fee
Application to the CVO Application for licensure CVO $100 plus HST ($113)
Jurisprudence Examination Pass jurisprudence examination CVO $175 plus HST ($197.75)
  1. If you are submitting an application within one year of the resignation or expiry date of a previously-held licence with the College, then the application fee will not be applied.
  2. If you are submitting an application after your licence was cancelled for non-payment of fees or failure to file an information return, the application fee ($100), a late fee ($200) and a reinstatement fee ($200) are required. If your licence has been cancelled for more than one year, the application fee ($100) and reinstatement fee ($200) are required.

Licensing Fees

For General, Restricted, Public Service, Academic and Postgraduate and Resident Licences    
January 1 to December 31 $1085 + $141.05 HST $1226.05
April 1 to December 31 $760 + $98.80 HST $858.80
July 1 to December 31 $545 + $70.85 HST $615.85
October 1 to December 31 $325 + $42.25 HST $367.25
For Educational Licences    
January 1 to December 31 $250+$32.50 HST $282.50
January 1 to June 30 $125 + $16.25 HST $141.25
July 1 to December 31 $125 + $16.25 HST $141.25
For Short-Term Licences    
30-day period $250 + $32.50 $282.50

National Board Examination Fees

Step Requirement Administered for CVO through/by Cost
Document review to determine eligibility to apply for examination(s)
Demonstration of Language Proficiency Demonstrate proficiency in English or French
*necessary if applicant's education was not in English or French
CVO may accept scores submitted to the NEB or ECFVG if assessment was completed less than two years ago $200-300
Credential Verification Provide original or certified copies of degree/transcripts
*must be translated if not in English
The CVO is required to view your original degree.  Having completed the National Board Exams or being registered for the NBE does not satisfy this requirement. $565.00 CVMA-NEB
Competency Examinations
1st – Basic Science:
The Basic and Clinical Sciences Examination(BCSE) is a computer based, four-hour test
2nd - Veterinary Medicine:
The North American Veterinary Licensing
Examination (NAVLE*) is a computer-based exam that requires one full day to complete.
3rd - Preliminary Surgical Assessment:
The PSA is a mandatory prerequisite for CPE registration.
4th - Clinical Proficiency: The Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE) is a practical exam that requires four days to complete and involves the examination and treatment of live animals and the performance of routine laboratory procedures.
Graduates of AVMA-accredited veterinary schools must pass the NAVLE only
Graduates of a non-accredited veterinary school must complete 3 examinations.
* NAVLE and CPE can be attempted in any order
BCSE $525.45
NAVLE $1254.30
CPE $8814

BCSE $220
CPE $7630

NAVLE $705

PSA Fees $1130

Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.