VTNE Application Latest News
The VTNE Refund Policy has changed, effective with the July/August 2016 exam application.
Be sure to review the new policy
here (updated 3/2016).
To see samples and learn more about communication you will receive from PSI on exam
scheduling, please click here. The Exam
No refunds will be made after the VTNE online application/refund deadline for the exam window selected and applications cannot be
transferred to a future exam window. If you do not take the exam in the window for which you applied, you will need to submit a new
VTNE online application/fee for a future exam window. The VTNE is a
3 hour exam which consists of 150 multiple-choice operational questions and 20 multiple-choice pilot questions
derived from the test specifications. The candidate's score on the VTNE is based on the candidate's responses to 150 operational questions. The additional 20 pilot questions embedded
in the test will not count towards the candidate's score, but are used for constructing future examinations.
The VTNE candidate fee is $310 (paid in US dollars). This fee includes the "seat fee" for the PSI test locations.
VTNE Application, Document, and Refund Deadlines
(Supporting documents due by deadline)
VTNE Examination Windows
VTNEOnline Application, Special Accomodations Application, Document, & Refund Deadline
Retake Requests Documents & VTNE Online Application Deadline * (only if over 5 attempts)
Deadlines for State/Provincial Credential Application
March 15 - April 15
May be earlier than AAVSB if state reviews eligibility. See the Board and Agency Directory for contact information.
July 15 -August 15
November 15 - December 15
** Effective with the July/August 2016 exam application, no refunds will be made after the VTNE online application/refund deadline and eligibility cannot be transferred to a future exam window.
* These states all have more stringent retake requirements: All Canadian provinces, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. Please contact your state or provincial board for more information. Eligibility
Make sure you apply for the VTNE by the online application deadline, confirm your eligibility process, and check with your state or province for credentialing requirements.
Click here to see who determines VTNE eligibility.
In the link below, select your state/province for instructions to confirm your eligibility to take the VTNE exam.
If the AAVSB reviews eligibility, you will be instructed to provide a final transcript by the VTNE application deadline.
Click here for transcript requirements. If your state reviews and determines VTNE eligibility, you will be directed to the state website and you will be required to provide additional information to the state by the state deadline. NOTE: Some states/provinces have earlier or different deadlines for eligibility.
Select your state/province for instructions to confirm your eligibility to take the VTNE exam. NOTE: Some states/provinces have earlier or different deadlines for eligibility.
Click here for eligibility process:
District of Columbia
Prince Edward Island
VTNE Eligibility Information for
An official transcript showing a graduation date and degree conferred from an American or Canadian VMA accredited veterinary technology program must be received at the AAVSB office by the posted VTNE online application and documents deadline date.
All transcripts must come directly from the school. AAVSB
will not accept student copies, copies of diplomas, or incomplete transcripts which do not show a graduation date.
When requesting a transcript from your school, please provide the following information to the registrar:
Transcripts showing the graduation date and degree conferred. Do not send incomplete transcripts.
Transcripts can be emailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. If emailed, the required transcript pdf file name needs to be: Lastname Firstname Schoolname
Example: Grittman Nancy MaplewoodsCommunityCollege pdf
Mailed transcripts should be sent to the following address
380 West 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Special Accommodations for AAVSB
If you have a documented disability covered under the U.S. Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Canadian Human Rights Act, please
to download and print the special accommodations request forms. These forms must be received and at the AAVSB office at the address above by the posted VTNE online application and documents deadline.
VTNE Eligibility Information for
website for VTNE eligibility and special accommodation Information.
California candidates: If you have graduated from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program, the AAVSB will review and determine your VTNE eligibility. Please submit your final transcript as directed here. Application
Apply to take the VTNE with AAVSB. You will pay $310, by credit card, when you submit your online application. AAVSB accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
The state you select on your VTNE application will automatically receive your official score report Your application is for one exam window only and does not automatically carry over to the next window if you decide not to take the exam. Please refer to the
Candidate Handbook regarding Reschedule/Withdrawing to avoid foreiture of fees.
Please be aware that you will not be able to access your account until your application has been processed. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing. If, after that time period, you attempt to log-in and encounter problems, please contact: email@example.com.
To see samples and learn more about communication you will receive from PSI on exam scheduling, please click here.
After your application and eligibility have been processed, if approved, you will receive an Eligibility Email from PSI, with further instructions.
See updated Candidate Handbook for changes regarding examination appointment and additional fees.
Before you submit your application be sure you have read the updated refund policy in the
NOTICE: Candidate Handbook. Cancel/Withdraw
Click here to cancel/withdraw application.
The AAVSB does not license, certify, or register veterinary technicians.
Click here to check with your state/province for credential information