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Taking the VTNE More Than Five Times

Some jurisdictions have lower testing limits than AAVSB, so be sure to know the exam attempt limit for your state or province. Please contact your state or province by using the Board & Agency Directory for more information. In such cases, AAVSB will follow the policy of the state or province.

  • AAVSB will permit candidates to take the VTNE five times. Counting starts with exams taken after January 1, 2006.
  • Candidates must apply to the AAVSB Board of Directors for approval to take the exam more than five times.
  • Please contact for instructions and materials needed to apply for additional attempts (more than 5 attempts).