Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board

Rule Rule 875-010-0016
Veterinary License Examinations

“North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)”: The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) provides this examination to test a candidate’s qualification for entry-level clinical practice and comprehensive veterinary knowledge. Effective November 2000, the NAVLE replaces the National Board Examination (NBE) and Clinical Competency Test (CCT).


NBVME is the sole provider of the NAVLE. The NBVME will report the scores of NAVLE to the Board.


The passing score for NAVLE shall be 425. If the National Board Examination (NBE) and/or Clinical Competency (CCT) were taken December 1992, or later, the candidate must receive a passing score according to the criterion-referenced scoring method implemented by the Professional Exam Service in December 1992.

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