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I want to write the NAVLE. How do I register?

Step-by-step guide

Case #1: I am a final year student of a AVMA-COE accredited program:

  1. Register to become a NEB candidate, see: How do I register with the NEB?
  2. Once your application is complete and approved you will get a NEB candidate ID.
  3. If you already have a profile on the new NEB Candidate Portal, please complete the NAVLE registration from your dashboard (only available during the NAVLE application windows). If not, please contact us so we can migrate you to the new Candidate Portal. Make sure you select the correct testing region and indicate if you need special accommodations or not. For special accommodations you will need to submit supporting documents before the application deadline.
  4. About six to eight weeks after the NAVLE application deadline you will receive an email from Prometric with your scheduling information. 

Case #2: I am already a NEB candidate and have graduated from a non-accredited school:

  1. Make sure you are eligible to take the NAVLE by having passed the BCSE first.
  2. Login to the new NEB Candidate Portal and complete the NAVLE registration from your dashboard (only available during the NAVLE application windows) - make sure you select the correct testing region and indicate if you need special accommodations or not. For special accommodations you will need to submit supporting documents before the application deadline. If you do not have an account for the NEB Candidate Portal please contact us.
  3. About six to eight weeks after the NAVLE application deadline you will receive an email from Prometric with your scheduling information. 

Case #3: I am a final year student of one of the Canadian veterinary colleges:

  1. Your school will send us a list of all eligible final year students.
  2. If you haven't taken the NAVLE before, please go ahead and create your candidate account in the new NEB Candidate Portal. If you have previously taken the NAVLE and don't have an account in the new Candidate Portal yet, please contact ohoffmann@cvma-acmv.org for more information.
  3. Once your profile has been created you will be able to register for the NAVLE from the dashboard by going to the next available NAVLE session under "Available Exam Sessions" and clicking on "register" to complete your NAVLE registration and pay the exam fee. For special accommodations you will need to submit supporting documents before the application deadline. 
  4. Once your payment has been successful you will receive a confirmation email and a receipt. 
  5. About six to eight weeks after the NAVLE application deadline you will receive an email from Prometric with your scheduling information. 



Graduates from accredited schools that need more than two attempts to pass the NAVLE will also have to pass the PSA/CPE before being issued a Certificate of Qualification.

Please be aware that all candidates (final year students of the five Canadian veterinary schools excluded) who register for the NAVLE must apply to the NEB first (see NEB application process). 

If we do not receive a full NEB application and supporting documents at least 30 days before the NAVLE application deadline we will not be able to guarantee that your file will be processed in time for you to be able to register!

NAVLE Sample Scheduling and Admission Permit