April 2021 NAVLE Testing Window

In anticipation of continued COVID-19 impact, ICVA is proactively expanding the Spring 2021 NAVLE testing window is expanded to March 1 through May 31, 2021.


An open letter to candidates planning to take the NAVLE in Spring 2021:

In coordination with our NAVLE test vendor, the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) and Prometric Testing Centers (PTC), ICVA is proactively expanding the Spring 2021 NAVLE testing window from March 1 through May 31, 2021.

This expanded testing window has been created to assist with candidate scheduling and test administration during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


How to Apply for the Spring 2021 Testing Window

  1. Submit the NAVLE application
    Applications accepted from December 1 through February 1, 2021. No late applications or fees will be accepted after 11:59pm CDT on February 1, 2021.
  2. Apply where you want to practice
    If you are planning to practice in the U.S., apply with your state licensing board (or designated NAVLE processor). If you are going to practice in Canada, contact the Canadian National Examining Board at 631.236.1162, ext 116.
  3. Look for Scheduling and Admission Permits
    Permits will be processed and released throughout the application window for earlier exam scheduling.
  4. Schedule your testing appointment at Prometric Testing Centers
    For best test center availability, candidates are encouraged to schedule their appointment as early as possible.
  5. Take the test
    Appointments available from March 1 through May 31, 2021.
  6. Get your scores
    Score reports releases will be monthly through the testing window, with the last report in mid-June 2021 after the end of testing on May 31, 2021.


Ongoing Updates

ICVA has shared this information with veterinary school and licensing board contacts and will continue to post any additional Spring 2021 testing window updates on our website.


Thank you, and if you have further questions, please contact us.