1 Task: Understand the retake policy for all VTNE candidates
You can only take the exam one time in a single exam window.
To retake the VTNE, you need to submit a new VTNE online application
and pay the full application fee.
It’s your responsibility to confirm eligibility documents have been submitted
to the proper office (either the AAVSB or your
state/provincial agency) and to be mindful of retake limits.
You’ll need to review the website of your
state or provincial agency
for retake requirements and fees.
If an official transcript showing a graduation date has already been sent to
the AAVSB, it doesn’t need to be sent again. If your transcript was sent prior
to 2010, please email
to verify the AAVSB still has a record.
2 Task: Know states with lower retake limits
These states all have more stringent retake requirements and require prior approval
to retake the exam for each attempt beyond 3 attempts:
All Canadian provinces
Missouri (retake limit of 4 attempts)
The state or provincial agency is required to send a VTNE eligibility email to
by the application deadline.
3 Task: Request approval for over 5 attempts
AAVSB will permit candidates to take the VTNE five times. Counting starts with exams taken after January 1, 2006.
You must apply to the AAVSB Board of Directors for approval to take the exam for each attempt beyond 5 attempts.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Application and documents are due by the earlier posted retake application deadline.