The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians' competency to practice and to be credentialed. The computer-based exam is given in three testing windows (winter, summer, fall) a year and is constantly updated, reviewed and reevaluated by highly-qualified item writers so that it remains a valid tool. Most states and provinces require a passing score on the VTNE as one criterion for receiving credentials. AAVSB contracts with the administering agencies to provide the exam for their use and partners with Professional Examination Service (PES) for examination development and administration services regarding the VTNE. The exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Testing Window of VTNE
|Deadline for Registration|
|March 15 to April 15||February 15|
|July 15 to August 15||June 15|
|November to December 15||October 15|
*Currently, there are four locations available in Ontario: Hamilton, London, Ottawa and Toronto
To qualify for the VTNE you must be: