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(1) Applicants for licensure not currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department electronically or by paper. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.

(2) Applicants must meet the following education requirements:

(a) have graduated from a school of veterinary medicine accredited or approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. A transcript evidencing graduation must be certified and sent directly from the school or the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB); or

(b) if graduated from a foreign veterinary school not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education, proof of completion of either of the following certification programs which must be sent directly from the source:

(i) the American Veterinary Medical Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); or

(ii) the AAVSB Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE).

(3) In addition to the requirements in (1) and (2), the applicant must:

(a) have passed the national exam as described in ARM 24.225.504 within 62 months of the application date. Test results must be sent directly to the board from the testing agency or AAVSB;

(b) pass the state jurisprudence exam as described in ARM 24.225.504; and

(c) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction.

(4) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.


History: 37-1-131, 37-18-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-18-302, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 1189, Eff. 4/11/80; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1982 MAR p. 1047, Eff. 5/14/82; AMD, 1983 MAR p. 1663, Eff. 11/11/83; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 948, Eff. 5/30/86; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 2579, Eff. 10/4/96; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 464, Eff. 2/13/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2303, Eff. 8/25/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1288, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 327, Eff. 2/13/04; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 323; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 633, Eff. 4/11/08; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 2483, Eff. 12/25/09; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 1151, Eff. 6/24/11; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1281, Eff. 7/7/18.

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