§ 930-X-1-.09. Examinations
(1) The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners hereby adopts the examination approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), hereafter referred to as the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (N.A.V.L.E.), and requires that all applicants for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Alabama shall pass the N.A.V.L.E. or have passed the National Board Examination and the Clinical Competency Test in addition to any and all state examinations herein defined and such written examinations, oral examinations, or practical demonstrations as the Board may request or require.
(2) A passing score on the N.A.V.L.E. or the National Board Examination and the Clinical Competency Test shall be determined by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) using a national criterion referenced scoring technique using an Alabama converted scale score of 70.
(3) Every applicant shall be subjected to a written state examination on material found in the Alabama Practice Act and the Administrative Code of the Board. A passing score on the state written examination shall be deemed to be the correct answering of at least seventy percent of the questions. A comprehensive oral or practical examination may be given at the discretion of the Board.
(4) Examinations shall be conducted in such a manner that the results shall be entirely fair and impartial. Should any applicant fail the state written examination, he or she shall upon application be re-examined at the next regular examination with payment of an additional fee. Successful completion of the examinations shall, at the Board's discretion, constitute admission to the practice of veterinary medicine provided all other requirements for licensing are met. A maximum of three retakes of the state written exam will be permitted.
(5) The state written examination may be prepared, administered and graded by the members of the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners or may be prepared, administered and graded in whole or in part by any person, firm, corporation of other entity selected, requested or designated to do so by the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
(6) The state examinations may be administered to applicants at any time deemed appropriate by the Board.(Repealed and New Rule: Filed December 18, 1997; effective January 22, 1998. Amended: Filed November 13, 2000; effective December 18, 2000. Amended: Filed January 10, 2007; effective February 14, 2007.)
Author: Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-29-73.
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