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In order to be eligible to take Phase I of the certifying process, the candidate must notify the ACVCP of their intent to become an ACVCP Diplomate by completing the on-line registration form and providing the registration fee as well as two letters of reference. Read this page in its entirety before you proceed.

First, complete an (online) Account Request. Once your ACVCP Mentor confirms your eligibility, you will receive a username and password from the ACVCP Webmaster via email.

Return to this page to access the Registration portion of the online Application system.

When prompted, enter the username and password provided by the ACVCP Webmaster to access the online application system. During the registration process you will be asked to provide detailed contact information for yourself, identify the ACVCP-approved training program in which you are enrolled or from which you have matriculated, and provide names and contact information for two references. When you complete the registration portion of the application process, you must request (via a link in the application system menu) a review of this information by the college. The application system will generate an automated email acknowledging your request. If you do not receive this automated email, contact the ACVCP Webmaster.

Review fees associated with registration. To view a complete list of fees associated with application, credentials review, and examinations; select "Fees" on the menu above.

No late submissions will be accepted. Registration must be completed by October 1, 2018 if the candidate intends to take the phase I examination in 2019. The registration fee and the two letters of reference must be received by the Secretary-Treasurer of the ACVCP at the address indicated below for the registration to be considered complete.

The candidate will be notified of the Board's final decision regarding their eligibility to take Phase I by December 1, 2018.

In order to successfully register with the ACVCP and become eligible for Phase I, a candidate must:

  1. Identify an ACVCP Diplomate to serve as supervisor or mentor
  2. Be enrolled in an approved ACVCP training program under the supervision or mentorship of the ACVCP Diplomate identified above
  3. Request a Registration review. Notify ACVCP that you want a Phase I review.
  4. Send a registration fee of $75 US at the time of registration. ACVCP accepts PayPal. If you wish to use PayPal to pay your registration fee, click on the link "Request PayPal Information" below. You will be asked to fill out a form that will be sent to the ACVCP treasurer. You will then be contacted with instructions to complete the PayPal "purchase".
  5. Provide two letters of reference, one of which must be from your ACVCP mentor.


Dr. Ronette Gehring, Secretary ACVCP
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Pharmacology/Toxicology Division
Yalelaan 104 (1.040 Jeanette Donker-Voet Gebouw)
Utrecht, Utrecht
The Netherlands

Dr. Lara K. Maxwell, Treasurer ACVCP
264 McElroy Hall
Department of Physiological Sciences
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
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