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As of April 1st, 2012, the BCSE is offered on a continuous basis and candidates are permitted to take the BCSE three times within a 12 month period. The exam is administered at Prometric Inc.TM test centres throughout Canada and the USA. Please visit Prometric’s Web site at to view the list of test centres available to you for the BCSE. You may schedule your BCSE for any available testing date at any testing centre.

The NAVLE is offered during testing windows in April and November/December of each year and is administered at Prometric Test Centres (PTC) in Canada, the United States and U.S. Territories, and at selected PTCs in 13 testing regions overseas. NAVLE test sites are also listed on the Prometric website,

The PSA and the CPE are currently available several times per year at Canadian colleges of veterinary medicine. The CPE is available in French only at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (St-Hyacinthe, Québec) usually twice a year. Candidates eligible to take the CPE can register for a CPE seat here. CPE and PSA registrations are open continuously. Upon registering for the PSA or CPE, candidates will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted with the next available exam dates and locations. A limited number of candidates may be tested during each session of the CPE. In providing exam slots to candidates, the NEB gives priority (up to the registration deadline date) to those who wish to obtain a Certificate of Qualification (CQ), as well as those who intend to apply for a license in a Canadian province. A candidate who is unable to attend the CPE session for which they have been allocated a slot will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list for subsequent sessions.

Specific dates and locations of the next examination(s) may be obtained from NEB staff. The NEB reserves the right to change the date and/or location at which any examination is offered. Every effort will be made to ensure candidates are given adequate advance notice of any change.