North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

Licensing Board Policies on NAVLE Retakes

 

Revised February 12, 2014

The following table summarizes the results of a survey of licensing boards originally conducted by the NBVME in fall 2008, and updated annually thereafter.  The second column shows boards that have adopted the NBVME’s policy limiting candidates to five attempts at the NAVLE in a five year period, with one year between each of the final two attempts.  The third column shows boards that have their own NAVLE attempt limit.  The fourth column shows boards that do not at this time have a limit on the number of attempts.  The last column indicates whether that licensing board will accept scores from candidates who take the NAVLE under circumstances that are not consistent with the NBVME’s retake policy.  In some cases, boards were undecided or have not yet made a decision, and candidates should contact those individual licensing boards for guidance.  A complete list of licensing board contact information is available here.
       
 

 

Licensing Board

Adopts NBVME Policy

Own Limit on Retakes No Limit on Retakes Will Accept Score

Alabama

     X        Yes

Alaska

     X        Yes

*Arizona

         X    Yes

Arkansas

     X     contact board

California

         X    Yes

*Colorado

     X           Yes

*Connecticut

         X    Yes

Delaware

         X    Yes

District of Columbia

     X        No

*Florida

     X        Yes

*Georgia

         X      Yes

Hawaii

 undecided     undecided

*Idaho

     X        No

Illinois

     X     contact board

*Indiana

       X   contact board

*Iowa

     X        No

Kansas

     X     contact board

Kentucky

     X        No

Louisiana

 

     X
(5 attempt limit
,
eff. 07/20/2012)

        Yes

*Maine

     X     undecided

*Maryland

     X        Yes

Massachusetts

         X contact board

*Michigan

     X        Yes

*Minnesota

     X        No

Mississippi

     X        No

Missouri

       X   contact board

*Montana

     X        No

*Nebraska

         X    Yes

*Nevada

     X     contact board

*New Hampshire

     X        No

*New Jersey

         X    Yes

New Mexico

         X    Yes

*New York

         X    Yes

*North Carolina

         X    Yes

North Dakota

     X        No

Ohio

         X    Yes

Oklahoma

     X     contact board

*Oregon

     X        No

*Pennsylvania

     X        Yes

Puerto Rico

     X        No

*Rhode Island

     X        Yes

*South Carolina

     X        No

*South Dakota

     X        Yes

Tennessee

       contact board    Yes

*Texas

     X        No

*Utah

     X        No

*Vermont

         X   Yes

Virgin Islands

 undecided     contact board

*Virginia

         X    Yes

Washington

         X    Yes

West Virginia

     X        contact board

Wisconsin

         X    Yes

Wyoming

     X        No

 

       

Canada (all provinces)

        X   contact board

 

 * Candidates applying for NAVLE approval through these licensing boards submit their state NAVLE applications directly to the NBVME. If you are applying to take the NAVLE through one of these boards click here for additional application information.