Application Requirement – State Board Exam (for DVMs & RVTs)

An application for licensure (either DVM or RVT) must be submitted and fees paid before you can sign up for the state jurisprudence examination.

The Louisiana State Jurisprudence Exam is required for all DVM applicants (excluding DVM Faculty License applicants). Additionally, RVT applicants who submitted their application on/after October 20th, 2022 will be required to take and pass the jurisprudence exam. The 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) or 2) online through the AAVSB’s State and Provincial Assessments (SPA) program.

Note: Current students enrolled in a DVM or Veterinary Technology program are eligible to take the state jurisprudence exam once they are within 60 days from their date of graduation as reported on the Anticipated Date of Graduation Form submitted during the application process.

Select the testing method below for more specific instructions:

Exam Option #1 -- Online

The Louisiana State Jurisprudence Exam is required for all DVM applicants (excluding DVM Faculty License applicants). Additionally, RVT applicants who submitted their application on/after October 20th, 2022 will be required to take and pass the jurisprudence exam. Students must be within 60 days from their date of graduation to be eligible for the state jurisprudence exam. The 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) or 2) online through the AAVSB’s State and Provincial Assessments (SPA) program.

One must complete the following steps to sign up to take the Louisiana state board exam online through AAVSB’s testing services. Please note that there is an additional vendor fee of $50 that must be paid to AAVSB once you log into the online test.

1. Submit application and fees for Licensure – An applicant for licensure in Louisiana must first complete the appropriate licensure application and pay all necessary fees, including the State Board Exam fee. AT MINIMUM, the following supplemental documents must be submitted in order to sign up for the state jurisprudence exam: certificate of anticipated graduation OR copy of diploma/transcript.

2. Sign up for online exam – Complete the short form below to sign up for the online State Jurisprudence Exam. (If the form does not load on this page below, you can access it directly at https://www.powr.io/form-builder/i/31773382#page.)

 

3. LBVM approves exam eligibility – Once you have submitted the LBVM application, supplemental documents, payment and completed the signup form above, the LBVM will send your exam approval to AAVSB. You will receive an email confirmation from the Board (admin@lsbvm.org) notifying you that your approval has been sent to AAVSB.

4. Download the LA State Board Exam Study Guide – You can download the study guide by clicking here. You should also read through the LA Veterinary Practice Act available at www.lsbvm.org/practice-act.

5. Follow steps in email from online testing vendor – Once AAVSB receives your approval from the Board, you will receive an email with instructions to pay the $50 vendor testing fee. After payment is made, the link to the online state jurisprudence exam will be provided on your payment receipt. You will be required to create a login on the CMS site, and  will need to use the same email address and name that you listed on your application to access the online exam. 

 


You have signed up for the online State Jurisprudence Exam, now what?

      • The LBVM will send an updated list of approved candidates who are approved to sit for the state jurisprudence exam to the AAVSB every afternoon.
      • Once you start the exam, you will have thirty (30) minutes to complete it.
      • The exam is open book and consists of twenty-six (26) multiple choice and true/false questions. You can download the study guide by clicking here. You should also read through the LA Veterinary Practice Act available at www.lsbvm.org/practice-act.
      • You will be provided a Pass or Fail at the end of the exam.
      • AAVSB sends exam results to the LBVM on a weekly basis.0 third party vendor fee. Contact the LBVM at admin@lsbvm.org for more details on retaking the state jurisprudence exam.


Need Testing Accommodations? If you are in need of testing accommodations for the online state jurisprudence exam, you must work directly work AAVSB as the testing-vendor. Please read the information provided in Step #2 at www.aavsb.org/licensure-assistance/jurisprudence-assistance/apply-for-your-jurisdictionsassessment. You will submit the Accommodations application directly to AAVSB. As the test-provider, they make the decision on testing accommodation requests.]

Exam Option #2 -- In-Person in LBVM Office

The Louisiana State Jurisprudence Exam is required for all DVM applicants (excluding DVM Faculty License applicants). Additionally, RVT applicants who submit their application on/after October 20th, 2022 will be required to take and pass the jurisprudence exam. The 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) or 2) online through the AAVSB’s State and Provincial Assessments (SPA) program.

One must complete the following steps to sign up to take the Louisiana state board exam in-person in Baton Rouge, LA.

1. Submit application and fees for licensure – An applicant for licensure in Louisiana must first complete the appropriate licensure application and pay all necessary fees, including the State Board Exam fee. AT MINIMUM, the following supplemental documents must be submitted in order to sign up for the state jurisprudence exam: certificate of graduation OR copy of diploma/transcripts.

2. Determine which test date is desired – The State Board Examination is administered on the first Tuesday of every month (unless changed for weather/holiday). The deadline to sign up for the state board exam is two weeks prior to the examination date. No late applications will be accepted. The examination is given at the LBVM’s main office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, located in the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Building. The examination starts at 10:00am (central) unless applicant is specifically informed otherwise. The state board exam dates for the remaining of 2023 are as follows:

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)

 

3. Sign up for a Date by completing the short form below and letting us know for which exam date you would like sign up. You will receive an email confirmation for your test date along with some travel information within 3-4 business days. Your checklist of material in the LBVM Application Portal (www.lsbvm.org/applicationportal) will also be updated once you have been enrolled in your desired test date. (If the form does not load on this page below, you can access it directly at https://www.powr.io/form-builder/i/31773382#page.)

 

4. Download the LA State Board Exam Study Guide – You can download the study guide by clicking here. You should also read through the LA Veterinary Practice Act available at www.lsbvm.org/practice-act.

 

Need Testing Accommodations? If you are in need of testing accommodations for the in-person state board exam, please complete the LBVM’s Request for Accommodations Form and submit it to the LBVM Office directly either via email to director@lsbvm.org or via postal services to the address below. All documentation must be submitted and approved at least two weeks prior to the desired testing date.

ATTN: Executive DirectorLA Board of Veterinary Medicine5825 Florida BlvdBaton Rouge, LA 70806

 

Exam Study Materials & LA Veterinary Practice Act

The state jurisprudence exam consists of twenty-six (26) multiple choice and true/false questions. You can download the study guide by clicking here. You should also read through the LA Veterinary Practice Act available at www.lsbvm.org/practice-act.

RETAKING STATE BOARD EXAM OPTIONS

If the state jurisprudence exam is not successfully passed, one must sign up to retake the exam.

1. Resubmit the exam signup request form. Submit application and fees for Licensure – Complete the form below to sign up to retake the State Jurisprudence Exam. (If the form does not load on this page below, you can access it directly at https://www.powr.io/form-builder/i/31773382#page.)

 

2. Pay state exam fee – Once your official exam score is received from AAVSB by the Board, a new invoice will be created in the LBVM Application Portal that must be paid in order for you to be approved to retake the state board exam. The LBVM state board exam fee ($200 for DVMs; $40 for RVTs) must be paid for all exam attempts. Please note that there is an additional vendor fee of $50 that must be paid to AAVSB if you choose to retake the exam online. (This will be due when you sign up with AAVSB.)

3. LBVM approves exam eligibility – Once the invoice has been paid, you will be approved to retake the state exam. More details will be emailed to you once you are approved.

4. Download the LA State Board Exam Study Guide – You can download the study guide by clicking here. You should also read through the LA Veterinary Practice Act available at www.lsbvm.org/practice-act.