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Chapter 700-2 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION

Rule 700-2-.01 Reciprocity

The Georgia Veterinary Practice Act does not provide for license by reciprocity.

Rule 700-2-.02 Application for Licensure

(1) An applicant for licensure as a veterinarian shall make application on forms provided by the Board.
(2) With the completed application form(s) the applicant for licensure shall submit:
(a) The application fee in an amount established by the Board;
(b) Proof of graduation submitted directly from an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine certifying completion of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and the award of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree;
(c) If an applicant has not yet graduated, a letter, from the Dean of the college or school of veterinary medicine certifying the date of the expected graduation of the applicant and agreeing to provide proof of such graduation directly to the Board when available;
(d) If an applicant is a graduate of a foreign college or school of veterinary medicine, the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate from the American Veterinary Medical Association, proof of completion of the PAVE program from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards or an equivalent document acceptable to the Board;
(e) All scores of the applicant from the North American Veterinary Licensure Examination (NAVLE) or the Clinical Competency Test (CCT) and the National Board Examination (NBE).
(3) An applicant must furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board of all qualifications for licensure.

Rule 700-2-.03 Examination

(1) The Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine has adopted the North American Veterinary Licensure Examination (NAVLE) administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) as its examination for licensure. All applications and fees for the NAVLE must be sent directly to the NBVME.
(2) The NAVLE candidate must abide by all rules and regulations established by the NBVME concerning the NAVLE.
(3) A NAVLE score of 75 or greater is required for licensure consideration.
(4) An applicant for licensure who does not obtain a NAVLE score of 75 or higher may reapply to sit for the NAVLE, pay the appropriate fee and submit a new application directly to the NBVME.
(5) No person shall take the required examination(s) more than three times without review and approval by the Board. Approval may be provided under such circumstances, as the board deems appropriate.

Rule 700-2-.04 Repealed