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, December 5, 2023 (Sign-Up Deadline is November 21st)
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is December 26th)
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is January 23rd)
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is February 20th)
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is March 19th)
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is April 23rd)
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is May 21st)
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is June 25th)
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is July 23rd)
Tuesday, September 3, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is August 23rd)
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is September 17th)
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is October 22nd)
Tuesday, December 3, 2024 (Sign-Up Deadline is November 19th)

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 2024 Spring NAVLE test window is April 1 through April 26, 2024.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this spring test window is February 1, 2024 (opens in early-December ’23).

The 2024 Fall NAVLE test window is November 4 through December 21, 2024.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this fall test window is August 1, 2024 (opens in early-June ’24).

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:

Examination Date

Application Deadline

March 15 – April 15, 2024

February 15, 2024 (opens December 15, 2023)

July 15 – August 15, 2024

June 15, 2024 (opens April 15, 2024)

November 15 – December 15, 2024

October 15, 2024 (opens August 15, 2024)

Scores are reported monthly from AAVSB to the LBVM.

Need Testing Accommodations? More detail can be found in the RVT application instructions.

License/Certificate Renewals

All current licenses/certificates will be expired on October 1, 2023. The 2023-2024 renewal period will be from July 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023 (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.

License Verification Registry

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 October 12, 2023. You must complete the application process before being eligible for the class. The deadline to sign up for the class is Friday, September 29th. For more details on the application process, please visit www.lsbvm.org/app-caet.

CAET Training Course Brochure – October 12, 2023

Need Testing Accommodations? More detail can be found in the CAET application instructions.