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VTNE Application Latest News


  • The July/August 2017 VTNE online application window is scheduled to open April 17 - June 15, 2017.

  • Effective with the July/August 2017 VTNE application window, the exam fee will be $315.

To see samples and learn more about communication you will receive from PSI on exam scheduling, please click here.


The Exam

  • No refunds will be made after the VTNE online application/refund deadline for the exam window selected and applications cannot be transferred to a future exam window.  If you do not take the exam in the window for which you applied, you will need to submit a new VTNE online application/fee for a future exam window.
  • The VTNE is a 3 hour exam which consists of 150 multiple-choice operational questions and 20 multiple-choice pilot questions derived from the test specifications.
  • The candidate's score on the VTNE is based on the candidate's responses to 150 operational questions. The additional 20 pilot questions embedded in the test will not count towards the candidate's score, but are used for constructing future examinations.
  • The VTNE candidate fee is $315 (paid in US dollars). This fee includes the "seat fee" for the PSI test locations.

 

 

VTNE Application, Document, and Refund Deadlines

(Supporting documents due by deadline)

VTNE Examination Windows
VTNE Online Application Window

Special Accomodations Application, Document, & Refund Deadline is the last day of the window


Retake Requests (for all attempts beyond 5 attempts)

Documents & VTNE Online Application Deadline

Deadlines for State/Provincial Credential Application

March 15 -
April 15

Dec 15 - Feb 15 January 1 May be earlier than AAVSB if state reviews eligibility. See the Board and Agency Directory for contact information.

July 15 -
August 15

Apr 17 - Jun 15 May 1

November 15 - December 15

Aug 15 - Oct 15 September 1

No refunds will be made after the VTNE online application/refund deadline and eligibility cannot be transferred to a future exam window.



*These states all have more stringent retake requirements and require prior approval to retake the exam for attempts beyond 3 attempts: All Canadian provinces, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.



Eligibility

Make sure you apply for the VTNE by the online application deadline, confirm your eligibility process, and check with your state or province for credentialing requirements.


Click here to see who determines VTNE eligibility.


In the link below, select your state/province for instructions to confirm your eligibility to take the VTNE exam.


  • If the AAVSB reviews VTNE eligibility and Special Accommodations, you will be instructed to provide a final transcript and Special Accommodations application (PDF) and documents by the VTNE application deadline.

  • If your state reviews and determines VTNE eligibility, you will be directed to the state website.

    1. You will be required to provide additional information to the state by the state deadline. NOTE: Some states/provinces have earlier or different deadlines for eligibility. The AAVSB also reviews Special Accommodations applications (PDF) for all California, Virginia and Wisconsin VTNE candidates.

    2. Submit your VTNE online application by the VTNE online application deadline above.

  • California, Virginia, and Wisconsin AVMA and CVMA-accredited veterinary technology graduates: The AAVSB will review and determine your VTNE eligibility. Please submit your final transcript.

  • All candidates are now required to submit an official final transcript which will be uploaded to candidate records.

Select your state/province for instructions to confirm your eligibility to take the VTNE exam. NOTE: Some states/provinces have earlier or different deadlines for eligibility.

   Click here for eligibility process:


Application

  • Apply to take the VTNE with AAVSB. You will pay $315, by credit card, when you submit your online application. AAVSB accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
  • The state you select on your VTNE application will automatically receive your official score report
  • Your application is for one exam window only and does not automatically carry over to the next window if you decide not to take the exam. Please refer to the Candidate Handbook regarding Reschedule/Withdrawing to avoid foreiture of fees.

 

MyAAVSB Account

Please be aware that you will not be able to access your account until your application has been processed. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing. If, after that time period, you attempt to log-in and encounter problems, please contact: vettech@aavsb.org.

 

Eligibility Email

To see samples and learn more about communication you will receive from PSI on exam scheduling, please click here.


  • After your application and eligibility have been processed, if approved, you will receive an Eligibility Email from PSI, with further instructions.
  • See updated Candidate Handbook for changes regarding examination appointment and additional fees.

NOTICE:


Before you submit your application be sure you have read the updated refund policy in the Candidate Handbook.


The March/April 2017 VTNE Online Application window is now closed. The July/August 2017 window is scheduled to open April 17 - June 15.




Cancel/Withdraw

Click here to cancel/withdraw application.



The AAVSB does not license, certify, or register veterinary technicians.

Click here to check with your state/province for credential information



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