15.14.09.04

.04 Application Process for Taking the Maryland State Examination.

A. Eligibility. To be eligible to take the Maryland State Examination, an examination applicant shall:

(1) Be graduated from an AVMA-accredited or approved school of veterinary medicine;

(2) Be within approximately 8 months of graduating from an AVMA-accredited or approved school of veterinary medicine on the date the examination is taken;

(3) If an FVG, be enrolled in, or have received a certificate from, the ECFVG program; or

(4) If a PAVE candidate, be enrolled in, or have received a certificate from, the PAVE.

B. Board Examination. To take the Board Examination, an applicant shall submit the following to the State Board within 1 year from the date the Board has received the application:

(1) A complete and notarized examination application on a form provided by the Board;

(2) The application fee, as provided in COMAR 15.14.12.02, in the form of a check or money order, payable to the Maryland Department of Agriculture;

(3) One 2-inch by 3-inch photograph of the applicant, taken within 6 months of the application date, with the applicant's complete signature on the photograph; and

(4) The following information pertaining to the applicant's schooling:

(a) For the graduate of an AVMA-accredited or approved school of veterinary medicine, a school authenticated copy of the applicant's transcript or diploma, and, if applicable, an English translation;

(b) For the student within approximately 8 months of graduating from an AVMA-accredited or approved school of veterinary medicine, a letter from the school indicating the student's expected date of graduation;

(c) For the FVG:

(i) A school authenticated copy of the applicant's veterinary medical school transcript or diploma, and, if applicable, an English translation, and

(ii) An ECFVG certificate or, if currently enrolled in the ECFVG program, a letter from the school offering this program indicating the applicant's participation in it; and

(d) For the PAVE candidate:

(i) A school authenticated copy of the applicant’s veterinary medical school transcript or diploma and, if applicable, an English translation; and

(ii) A PAVE certificate or, if currently enrolled in the PAVE, a letter from the school offering this program indicating the applicant’s participation in it.

C. NAVLE.

(1) To sit for a scheduled NAVLE, an examination applicant shall submit to the NBVME, by a date specified by the NBVME, the following:

(a) The information specified under §B(4) of this regulation pertaining to the applicant's schooling, so that the NBVME may determine whether the applicant is eligible to take this examination;

(b) Completed NBVME application to take the NAVLE; and

(c) The requisite fees associated with taking the NAVLE.

(2) If the NBVME determines that the applicant is eligible to take the NAVLE, it shall notify the applicant.