Arizona Veterinarian Licensing Requirements

Requirements for veterinary practice in Arizona:

Here’s a quick overview of the veterinary licensing requirements for the state of Arizona. To learn more, click on the “visit website” button below.

Fee: $400 for application and exam fee for regular license; an additional $200 during odd numbered years or $100 during even numbered years to activate license; $750 for those who meet the requirements for an Endorsement or Specialty license
Temporary Permit* available: Yes (*permit allows an applicant who has secured employment at a specific premises to work under specified guidelines prior to sitting for their exam)
Reciprocity: No
Foreign Grads – AVMA ECFVG or PAVE: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Professional References: Yes
Verification of Active Practice: No
Verification of Licensure/letter of good standing: Yes
Licensing Period: 2 years (*no matter when license becomes active it will expire every even-numbered year on Dec. 31st)
Jurisprudence Exam: Yes, closed book

NAVLE or NBE & CCT – VIVA Score Reporting: Yes
Grad of AVMA Approved College of Vet Med: Yes
Certificate of Veterinary Medical Education/Diploma: Yes
Continuing Education Requirements: 20 hours biennially (*due when license become active – see note on licensing period)
Resume: Yes
Proof of Citizenship / Alien Status: Yes
Criminal Background Check: No

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