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Veterinarian - Initial License - Endorsement Florida Laws and Rules Course (VM 1)

This application is used by individuals who have a current license in another state for at least three years and have successfully completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA). Applicants who have never had disciplinary action taken against any professional license by any jurisdiction may apply for endorsement with the Florida Laws and Rules course in lieu of the Florida exam, all other applicants must take the Florida Laws and Rules Exam.

Application Requirements:
  • OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE: A license in another state or territory of the United States that has been active for at least three years and license verifications from every state where the applicant has ever held a license.

  • EXAMINATION: Passing score on the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA). Contact AAVSB to transfer NAVLE (or NBE and CCT) scores to Florida.

  • COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE: Submit a copy of the completion certificate for the approved 2 hour continuing education course on Florida''s laws and rules. A list of current approved courses can be found online. Approved Florida Laws and Rules Courses.

  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395

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Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the office by phone or by traditional mail. If you have any questions, please contact 850.487.1395. *Pursuant to Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2012, licensees licensed under Chapter 455, F.S. must provide the Department with an email address if they have one. The emails provided may be used for official communication with the licensee. However email addresses are public record. If you do not wish to supply a personal address, please provide the Department with an email address which can be made available to the public. Please see our Chapter 455 page to determine if you are affected by this change.