Licensure Assistance | AAVSB

Obtain Your

PAVE Certificate

1 Task: Request final documentation

  • New graduates must submit BOTH of the following:
    • Official final transcripts, sent directly from the veterinary school; and
    • Official copy of veterinary diploma, sent directly from the veterinary school, or you may submit a notarized copy of the original document.
  • All candidates submit:
    • Grade report/transcript from evaluated clinical experience, sent directly from the clinical school.
    • ECE Completion Verification form submitted directly from the clinical school.
  • PAVE Program
    380 W. 22nd Street
    Suite 101
    Kansas City, MO 64108

2 Task: Review process

  • Once a PAVE file is complete, the PAVE Committee will review the file. Reviews typically take 3-5 business days.
  • If approved, a PAVE Certificate of Completion will be issued. You will receive the original certificate in the mail within a few weeks.
  • Official copies may be sent directly to state licensing boards upon candidate request. Requests can be made by emailing pave@aavsb.org. There is no charge for this service.

General Information

  • PAVE certificates do not expire. Certification remains valid indefinitely.
  • A PAVE certificate is not a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.
  • All PAVE candidates must meet state licensing requirements and pass the North American Veterinary Licensure Exam (NAVLE®).