Licensing Board Policies on NAVLE Retakes

The following table summarizes the results of a survey of licensing boards originally conducted by the ICVA/NBVME in fall 2008, and updated annually thereafter. The second column shows boards that have adopted the ICVA policy limiting candidates to five attempts at the NAVLE in a five year period, with one year between each of the final two attempts. The third column shows boards that have their own NAVLE attempt limit. The fourth column shows boards that do not at this time have a limit on the number of attempts. The last column indicates whether that licensing board will accept scores from candidates who take the NAVLE under circumstances that are not consistent with our retake policy. In some cases, boards were undecided or have not yet made a decision, and candidates should contact those individual licensing boards for guidance. A complete list of licensing board contact information is available here.

 

Licensing Board Adopts ICVA Policy Own Limit on Retakes No Limit on Retakes Will Accept Score NAVLE Expires

Alabama

X     Yes  

Alaska

X     Yes  

*Arizona

    X Yes  

Arkansas

X     contact board  

California

    X Yes  

*Colorado

X     Yes  

*Connecticut

    X Yes  

Delaware

    X Yes  

*District of Columbia

X     No  

*Florida

X     Yes  

*Georgia

    X Yes  

*Hawaii

X     undecided  

*Idaho

X     No  

Illinois

X     contact board  

*Indiana

  X   contact board  

*Iowa

X     No  

Kansas

X     contact board  

Kentucky

X     No  

Louisiana

 

X
(5 attempt limit,
eff. 07/20/2012)

  contact board  

*Maine

X     undecided  

*Maryland

X     contact board  

Massachusetts

    X contact board  

*Michigan

X     Yes  

*Minnesota

X     No  

Mississippi

X     No  

Missouri

  X   contact board  

*Montana

X     No  

*Nebraska

    X Yes  

*Nevada

X     contact board  

*New Hampshire

X     No  

*New Jersey

    X Yes  

New Mexico

    X Yes  

*New York

    X Yes  

*North Carolina

X     Yes  

*North Dakota

X     No  

*Ohio

    X Yes  

*Oklahoma

X     contact board  

*Oregon

X     contact board  

*Pennsylvania

X     Yes  

Puerto Rico

X     No  

*Rhode Island

X     Yes  

*South Carolina

X     No  

*South Dakota

X     Yes  

*Tennessee

    contact board Yes  

*Texas

X     No  

*Utah

X     No  

*Vermont

    X Yes  

Virgin Islands

undecided     contact board  

*Virginia

    X Yes  

Washington

    X Yes  

West Virginia

X     contact board  

*Wisconsin

    X Yes  

Wyoming

X     No  

 

         

Canada (all provinces)

  X   contact board  

 

* Candidates applying for NAVLE approval through these licensing boards submit their state NAVLE applications directly to the our office. If you are applying to take the NAVLE through one of these boards click here for additional application information.

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