Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-2-.02 - Application for Licensure for Veterinarians

(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; If a transcript is not yet available, the Board will accept a letter from the Dean of the college or school of veterinary medicine certifying the date that graduation occurred; or, an electronic submission of proof of graduation submitted directly from the accredited college or school of veterinary medicine followed by the submission of an official transcript within thirty days;
(c) 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) or an equivalent examination acceptable to the Board.
(d) Proof of a passing score on the Georgia Veterinary Law Exam.
(3) In addition to meeting the requirements stated above, graduates of a foreign college or school of veterinary medicine must submit one of the following:
(a) The Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate from the American Veterinary Medical Association; or,
(b) Proof of completion of the PAVE program from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards; or,
(c) An equivalent document acceptable to the Board.
(4) An applicant must furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board of all qualifications for licensure.
(5) All applications for licensure expire one year from the date of receipt of the application and non-refundable fee.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-2-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-50-21, 43-50-31; 43-50-110.
Original Rule entitled "Examinations" adopted. F. and eff. June 30, 1965. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Qualifications for Admission to Examination" adopted. F. Oct. 8, 1974; eff. Oct. 28, 1974. Amended: F. Apr. 16, 1976; eff. May 6, 1976. Amended: F. Mar. 18, 1980 eff. Apr. 7, 1980. Amended: F. Aug. 4, 1982; eff. Aug. 24, 1982. Amended: F. Apr. 23, 1984; eff. May 13, 1984. Amended: F. July 31, 1984; eff. August 20, 1984. Amended: F. Oct. 5, 1992; eff. Oct. 25, 1992. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Application for Licensure" adopted. F. Dec. 9, 2002; eff. Dec. 29, 2002. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 8, 2010; eff. Apr. 28, 2010. Amended: New title "Application for Licensure for Veterinarians." F. Mar. 24, 2021; eff. Apr. 13, 2021.

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