Exam Dates & Deadlines
State Jurisprudence Examination
The Louisiana State Board Examination consists of twenty-six (26) questions designed to test an applicant’s familiarity with the laws and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Louisiana. A passing score of 70% or more on the exam is required for licensure. The LBVM offers the state jurisprudence exam in two different methods. Applicants can take the state board exam either: 1) in-person at the LBVM office (unless another location is stated for an exam date) on the dates seen below OR 2) online through the AAVSB’s State and Provincial Assessments (SPA) program.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (Sign-Up Deadline is February 21st)
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 (Sign-Up Deadline is March 24th)
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (Sign-Up Deadline is April 21st)
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 (Sign-Up Deadline May 26th)
For more details on the LA State Board Exam and instructions on signing up for either the in-person or online exam, please go to www.lsbvm.org/sbe. Need Testing Accommodations? More detail can be found in the State Board Exam instructions.
North America Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)
Applicants for NAVLE testing are encouraged to read through the ICVA’s NAVLE Candidate Bulletin for 2022-2023. To be approved to take the NAVLE through Louisiana, one must apply to ICVA and also submit the LBVM’s application for licensure! ICVA must receive approval from the LBVM before one can sit for the NAVLE.
The 2023 spring NAVLE test window is April 10 through April 22, 2023.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this spring test window is February 1, 2023.
The 2023 winter NAVLE test window is November 1 through December 16, 2023.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this winter test window is August 1, 2023.
No late applications will be accepted and there are no exceptions made to the deadlines for test approvals.
Need Testing Accommodations? More detail can be found in the DVM application instructions.
Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
The VTNE will be administered on the following schedule:
March 15 – April 15, 2023
February 15, 2023 (opens January 18)
July 15 – August 15, 2023
June 15, 2023 (opens April 15)
November 15 – December 15, 2023
October 15, 2023 (opens August 15)
Scores are reported monthly from AAVSB to the LBVM.
Need Testing Accommodations? More detail can be found in the RVT application instructions.
The renewal cycle deadline was September 30, 2022. All licenses/certificates not renewed on or before September 30, 2022 are now expired. The 2022-2023 renewal period was from July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 (expiration date). For more details on the renewal process, please visit www.lsbvm.org/renewals. An up-to-date directory of all currently active and expired licenses can be found by clicking the link below.
Please make sure the CE programs you attended are Board approved/accepted and that the attendance documentation is Board acceptable (see Board-approved CE Policy Statement and/or Board Rules, Chapter 4, for details).
CAET Course Dates and Deadlines
The next CAET training course is scheduled for March 2, 2023 in Hammond, Louisiana. One must complete the application process before signing up for the certification training. For more details on the application process, please visit www.lsbvm.org/app-caet.
CAET Training Course Brochure, March 2, 2023
Need Testing Accommodations? More detail can be found in the CAET application instructions.