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NEB Candidate Portal
To access the NEB Candidate Portal please go to https://cvma.knack.com/neb-db#login/
Please note that all correspondence with current NEB candidates is in the "Messages" section on your candidate account now. All candidates need to make sure that their email address is up to date.
February 23, 2023 - CPE Sessions 2023
Starting on March 23, 2023 at 12pm ET, you will be able to register for the October CPE session. There are 18 seats in this session. Once you are logged into your portal, you will be able to register for this specific session and you will be required to pay 50% of the exam fees to retain the seat. When registration is completed, please use the Message function in your portal to send us your completed Surgical Experience Documentation. You can obtain a copy of the document here: H. Registration Procedure - The CPE. This is a requirement for candidates who registered with the NEB after January 1st, 2015 only. Failure to submit this document in its entirety will result in de-registration from the CPE session.
October 20, 2022 - NAVLE April 2023
Registration for the NAVLE April 2023 testing window will open on December 1, 2022 and will close on February 1, 2023. When registration opens, you will be able to see the registration link in your portal. Have questions about the NAVLE? You can see detailed information about this exam here: B. NAVLE®.
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Frequently asked questions
- How do I register with the NEB?
- What documents do you need from me?
- Where can I find the registration forms?
- What happens once I have registered and submitted my documentation?
- How can I know if I will be able to pass the NEB exams?
- What are the fees of the NEB examination?
- When can I register for the April 2022 NAVLE testing window?
- What are the NAVLE Examination Dates and Registration Deadlines?
- When can I register for the Clinical Proficiency Exam (CPE)?
- What happens once I have registered to the PSA or CPE?
- What should I do if I need testing accommodations for an examination?
- Where can I find additional training opportunities?
- How do I get my school added to the AVMA list of veterinary colleges in the world?
- How early must I complete the BCSE in order to be able to register for the next NAVLE testing window?
Need more help?
Current NEB candidates should only use the NEB Candidate Portal messaging system to correspond with us (https://cvma.knack.com/neb-db#login/)
- For potential candidates or candidates who do not have an active account in the NEB Candidate Portal, email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions related to the NEB registration process.
- NOTE: please do not email and send multiple messages in the NEB Candidate Portal at the same time, as it would delay response time.
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