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 North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA).  The NAVLE is offered throughout North America and at certain overseas sites at computer testing centers operated by Prometric. The NAVLE is available during a four-week testing window in November/December, and a two-week window in April.  Those eligible to apply for the NAVLE 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 NAVLE can be found at the website For further information concerning licensure, please contact the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Council for Veterinary Assessment, the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, or the individual licensing board in the state in which you wish to practice.