1. For everyone's safety, please do not bring any documents/applications to our office! Please send them by mail, email to [email protected], or fax to 602-364-1039 if possible.
2. NOTICE! VETERINARY LICENSE AND CVT APPLICANTS: In-person State Exams have been cancelled indefinitely due to the COVID-19 situation. The required examination will be done via a "take home" exam that will be EMAILED to applicants with complete applications. Applicants will have 2 weeks from the time we email the exam to complete it and return it via email.
What else is new?
* Both CVT and Vet State exams will ONLY cover the statutes and administrative rules that pertain to the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board. See the "Statutes and Rules" tab to find those two documents.
*The exams will be an abbreviated version of our usual exams. They will be true/false and/or multiple choice questions. They are "open book" exams.
a. You do not need to have the affidavit page notarized; however, you must still SIGN in the signature blank.
b. Until further notice, do not mail your application fee. We will collect it at the time you pay your issuance fee - or - the Board may be discussing other options based on the Governor's recent Executive Order related to licensing. Stay tuned.
c. Please EMAIL your application, resume, copies of government-issued ID, and/or proof of legal entry in the U.S. to [email protected]. By law, the agency has 15 days to review your application. We usually do it much faster than that, but we appreciate your patience, as this is the busiest time for license applications.
d. The deadlines indicated in the application packet for exam dates are no longer applicable. We will EMAIL you the State exam once your application is complete unless you indicate that you would like us to send it at a later time. Applicants scheduled for the April exam have been notified that the exams are being developed and will be distributed hopefully late this week.
3. CVTs: MARCH/APRIL VTNE-EXAM TAKERS: CHECK AAVSB.ORG FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PSI TESTING CENTER CLOSURES AND RESCHEDULING INFORMATION!
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, with an expiration date of December 31st of every even-numbered year. All the forms you may need can be found below or via the "Forms" tab.
*If you need to overnight your application, we recommend using UPS or FedEx, etc. rather than USPS. "Overnight" USPS mail gets to us a day late.
Licensure and Certification by Universal Recognition
On August 27, 2019 the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board began to accept applications for licensure and CVT certification by universal recognition. Applications are posted in the document sections below.
The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
-Prove residency in Arizona.
-Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.
-Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed or certified and have no open investigations.
-Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed or certified.
-Take and pass the Arizona State exam (veterinary or CVT).
-Pay all applicable fees to the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board (Veterinarian: $400 application fee; $200 issuance fee (odd-numbered year) or $100 (even-numbered year. CVT: $150 application fee; $50 issuance fee (odd-numbered year) or $25 (even-numbered year)