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Examination and Assessment Pathways

Applicants need to demonstrate adequate knowledge and competency to meet entry to practise requirements. Successful completion of a College-approved examination and assessment pathway is a key indicator of this knowledge and competency.

Graduates of an accredited veterinary school 

Applicants who received their veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited school must successfully complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) before applying to the College. If an applicant is not successful in completing the NAVLE after two attempts, they will also be required to complete the Preliminary Surgical Assessment (PSA) and the Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE) after successfully completing the NAVLE

Graduates of an acceptable unaccredited veterinary school

Applicants who received their veterinary degree from an AVMA acceptable, unaccredited school must successfully complete the BCSE and the NAVLE before applying to the College for a Restricted Licence. 

In order to obtain a General licence, applicants from acceptable unaccredited schools must complete a College-approved examination and assessment pathway. 

For more information about these pathways, please review the following websites:

Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.