The International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA), formerly the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME), manages the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

The NAVLE is administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and is the examination used to determine eligibility for veterinary medical licencing in the United States and Canada. Each state in the USA differs in their requirements and we recommend you visit the American Association of Veterinary State Boards licensing boards site for licensing information relevant to each US state.

The NAVLE is offered twice a year – in November/December and in April. It is offered throughout North America and inn Sydney at computer testing centres. It is available during a four week testing window in November-December, and also a two week window in April.

You will apply through a potential US state or the Canadian national board. Application deadlines are August 1 or February 1. It costs $1000 for an overseas test plus relevant US state or Canadian fees.

To sit the NAVLE you must have an expected graduation date no later than 10 months from the last date of the applicable testing window.