College of Veterinary Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Licensure Requirements

College of Veterinary Medicine

Graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine does not automatically entitle one to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine.  To become licensed to practice, graduates must meet requirements established by individual state boards.  Licensure requirements vary among states but all licensing jurisdictions in North America require a passing score on the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA).  The ICVA is offered throughout North America and at certain overseas sites at computer testing centers operated by Prometric. The ICVA is available during a four-week testing window in November/December, and a two-week window in April.  Those eligible to apply for the ICVA include:

  1. Graduates of schools accredited by the AVMA-COE.
  2. Senior students at AVMA-COE accredited schools who have an expected graduation date no later than eight months from the last date of the applicable testing window.

Additional information regarding the ICVA can be found at the website
For further information concerning licensure, please contact the American Veterinary Medical Association, the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, or the individual licensing board in the state in which you wish to practice.