New VTNE Eligibility Process for California. Click here for more information.
The AAVSB is accepting VTNE online applications for the March-April 2015 and July-August 2015 exam windows.
You will receive an Authorization-To-Test email for scheduling your exam after your application is processed and eligibility confirmed. Please refer to the Eligibility information below.
Click here to access the Candidate Handbook which VTNE candidates are required to read.
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.
To take the VTNE, you must apply and pay for the exam and you must apply for eligibility to take the exam. Applications to take the VTNE are always accepted; however, there are deadlines for each examination window. No late applications will be accepted.
VTNE Online Application and Document Deadlines
VTNE Special Accommodations & Retake Request (over 5 attempts) Deadlines
State/Provincial Credential Application Deadlines
March 15 – April 15
May be earlier than AAVSB. See the Board and Agency Directory for contact information.
July 15 - August 15
November 15 - December 15
The AAVSB has added earlier deadlines for VTNE Special Accommodations and Retake Request (over 5 attempts) documents to allow time for the review process.
The VTNE Candidate Handbook is designed to be the main source of information for those applying/registering to take the VTNE. All candidates are required to read the handbook.
Click here to access the handbook.
The VTNE candidate fee is $300.00 (paid in U.S. dollars). This fee includes the “seat fee” for the Prometric Testing Center.
VTNE Eligibility, Application, and the States/Provinces
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 and determines eligibility, you will be instructed to provide a final transcript by the VTNE application deadline. If your state reviews and determines VTNE eligibility, you will be directed to the state website and 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.
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:
District of Columbia
Prince Edward Island
VTNE Eligibility Information for
official transcript showing that you have graduated from an American or Canadian VMA accredited veterinary technology program must be postmarked by the application deadline and sent to:
380 West 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
We require that all transcripts are sent directly from the school. Student copies and incomplete transcripts will not be accepted.
Special Accommodations for AAVSB
If you have a documented disability covered under the U.S. Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Canadian Human Rights Act, please
to download and print the special accommodations request forms. These forms must be mailed to the AAVSB office at the address above and postmarked by the application deadline.
VTNE Eligibility Information for
website for VTNE eligibility and special accommodation Information.
Apply to take the VTNE with AAVSB. You will pay for the exam when you submit your online application. AAVSB accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
You will be prompted to create a username for a MyAAVSB account during your application. This account allows you to login and update personal information, ask questions, check status of your application, and review your official score report when available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your application and eligibility have been processed, if approved, you will receive an Authorization-to-Test (ATT) email from Professional Examination Service (PES). This email explains how to make an examination appointment at a Prometric Testing Center which will determine the date, time, and location of your exam.
See updated Candidate Handbook for changes regarding examination appointment and additional fees. Click here to access the handbook. ATT Letter
After your application and eligibility have been processed, if approved, you will receive an Authorization-to-Test (ATT) email from Professional Examination Service (ProExam). This email explains how to make an examination appointment at a Prometric Testing Center which will determine the date, time, and location of your exam.
See updated Candidate Handbook for changes regarding examination appointment and additional fees.
The AAVSB does not license, certify, or register Veterinary Technicians.
The state you select on your VTNE application will automatically receive your official score report.
Click here to check with your state/province for credential information