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VTNE Application Latest News

  • The application for the July/August 2017 VTNE is now open. The deadline to submit your VTNE online application is June 15, 2017.

  • Official Score Reports for the VTNE taken between March 15 and March 31, 2017 have been posted to your MyAAVSB portal.

  • Effective with the July/August 2017 VTNE application window, the exam fee is $315.

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 $315 (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
VTNE Online Application Window

Special Accomodations Application, Document, & Refund Deadline is the last day of the window

Retake Requests (for all attempts beyond 5 attempts)

Documents & VTNE Online Application Deadline

Deadlines for State/Provincial Credential Application

March 15 -
April 15

Dec 15 - Feb 15 January 1 May be earlier than AAVSB if state reviews eligibility. See the Board and Agency Directory for contact information.

July 15 -
August 15

Apr 17 - Jun 15 May 1

November 15 - December 15

Aug 15 - Oct 15 September 1

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 and require prior approval to retake the exam for attempts beyond 3 attempts: All Canadian provinces, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.


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 the eligibility process:

All candidates need to submit a VTNE online application by the application
deadline in the table above


  • Apply to take the VTNE with AAVSB. You will pay $315, 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.


MyAAVSB Account

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:


Eligibility Email

  • 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 Candidate Handbook.

The July/August 2017 VTNE Online Application window is now open. Click here to apply.


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

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