Veterinary Technician

National Exam

Most state and provincial agencies use the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to evaluate the competency of entry-level veterinary technicians and require a passing score for a veterinary technician to be credentialed. (Regulated and Non-Regulated Jurisdiction Reference List)

The VTNE is administered during three exam windows a year. The exam is computer based and is given at PSI testing centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The AAVSB owns and administers the VTNE, but we do not credential veterinary technicians. For specific credential information, contact your state or provincial agency.

An AAVSB representative specialized in your question will get back to you

Follow these steps to complete the VTNE

Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements to take the VTNE.

Step 1

What are the exam dates? How do I apply? Access Candidate Handbook, Transcript Requirements

Step 2

Learn how to check your application status.

Step 3

Select your date, time and location after your eligibility is approved.

Step 4

How can I prepare for the exam?

Step 5

Cancelling, refunds, emergencies

Step 6

Exam Day information and official score reports for you and for your credentialing agency

Step 7

Steps for retaking the exam and checking your eligibility

Step 8

When will I get my license, certification or registration?

Step 9