NAVLE Practice Analysis

The most recent completed NAVLE Practice Analysis Report has been released.

To ensure that licensure examinations required for the practice of veterinary medicine remain highly job-related, the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) has periodically conducted practice analyses, with the most recent completed in 2003 and 2010.

The Collaboration for Veterinary Assessments, consisting of the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), has completed the final report from a two-year NAVLE Practice Analysis process. The resulting blueprint will be used to update the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®) for future administrations.

All licensing examinations are based on a practice analysis, which describes the tasks that practitioners perform in practice and the knowledge required for competent performance of those tasks. 

The NAVLE Practice Analysis Executive Summary, ICVA NAVLE Practice Analysis Press Release, and a link to the 2017 NAVLE Practice Analysis Report (all posted above) were e-mailed to ICVA constituent organizations, accredited veterinary schools, and other interested parties on October 11, 2017. The blueprint, prepared for the ICVA by the National Board of Medical Examiners, was approved by the ICVA Board of Directors in June 2017.