||Administered for CVO through/by
|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
||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.
|1st – Basic Science:
The Basic and Clinical Sciences Examination(BCSE) is a computer based, four-hour test
2nd & 3rd Veterinary Medicine:
The North American Veterinary Licensing
Examination (NAVLE*) is a computer-based exam that requires one full day to complete.
Preliminary Surgical Assessment for CPE (PSA)
The PSA is a mandatory prerequisite for CPE registration.
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
PSA Fees $1130