15.14.09.03

.03 Maryland State Examination.

A. Subject Matter.

(1) The Maryland State Examination shall consist of the:

(a) Board Examination;

(b) NAVLE;

(c) BCSE and CPE, if the applicant is an FVG; and

(d) Evaluated clinical experience, if the applicant is a PAVE graduate.

(2) In lieu of a passing score on the NAVLE, the Board, as provided under §E(2) of this regulation, may accept an applicant's passing scores on the NBE and CCT.

B. Time and Place for Taking the NAVLE. The NBVME shall specify the times and locations for taking the NAVLE.

C. Passing Score for the NAVLE. The NBVME shall establish the passing score for the NAVLE. If the applicant passes the NAVLE, the applicant shall inform the NBVME to notify the State Board in writing of this accomplishment.

D. The Board Examination. To pass the Board Examination, an applicant shall read and comprehend the laws and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine in this State, and shall sign a statement before a notary public attesting to this fact.

E. State Board's Acceptance of Passing Scores on Previously Taken Tests.

(1) The NAVLE. If an applicant has previously taken and passed the NAVLE, the State Board shall accept the applicant's passing score on it, if the passing score is not more than 5 years old. After this 5-year period, the applicant shall retake and pass the NAVLE to be eligible for licensure in this State, if the applicant does not meet the requirements set forth in COMAR 15.14.08 for veterinarians who are licensed in another state or foreign jurisdiction.

(2) NBE and CCT. If an applicant has previously taken and passed the NBE and CCT, the Board shall accept the applicant's passing scores on these tests, if these scores are not more than 5 years old. After this 5-year period, the applicant shall take and pass the NAVLE to be eligible for licensure in this State, if the applicant does not meet the requirements set forth in COMAR 15.14.08 for veterinarians who are licensed in another state or foreign jurisdiction.