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Veterinarian - Initial License - Endorsement with Florida Exam (VM 1)

This application is used by individuals who have a current license in another state for at least three years or have successfully completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA). All endorsement applicants must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited school or university or an Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate.

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: Passage of the Florida laws and rules examination. For more information on the Florida laws and rules examination visit the Examination Information webpage. Passing score on the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) if the applicant does not have a current out of state license. Contact AAVSB to transfer NAVLE (or NBE and CCT) scores to Florida.

  • 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