Transfers are individuals who are currently credentialed in another state who are seeking certification in North Carolina, or individuals who recently passed the VTNE outside of North Carolina.
North Carolina does not accept reciprocity (in other words, you must be eligible for and pass their state examination, along with the VTNE, to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina).
What is required for me to be eligible to sit for the NC Veterinary Technician State Exam?
1. One must have graduated from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program and have a passing score on the VTNE to be eligible to sit for the NC Veterinary Technician State Examination.
2. A degree conferred transcript. This means all course work is complete and the degree has been awarded/conferred. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request an official degree awarded/conferred transcript. This must be mailed directly from school/college to the Board office.
3. A VTNE score - available via the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). Applicants must have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). A passing score is 425. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request (VTNE) scores from AAVSB (www.aavsb.org). This must be mailed directly to the Board from AAVSB.
4. License verification(s) from any state in which you held any professional license/registration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request a license verification from any/all states which the applicant holds or has held any license, registration or certification. This must be mailed directly from the state(s) to the Board office.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to request transcripts, scores, license verifications,
etc. They must be mailed directly from the agency to the Board office. They may
not be mailed from the applicant or hand delivered.
Where can I find the NC Veterinary Technician State Exam Application?
The application can be located on the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB) website. Make sure to pay attention to the Application Deadline if you plan on sitting for the exam by a certain date.
The fee is $50 and is non-refundable or applicable toward a future exam
What is on the NC Veterinary Technician State Exam?
The NC state exam consists of 100 questions and is based on the Practice Act (General Statutes and Administrative Rules) governing the practice of veterinary medicine in North Carolina. Questions pertain to BOTH Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians (ie don't just study what pertains to Veterinary Technicians). Passing score is 70.
The exam consists of:
30 multiple choice questions
Results for this examination are known in approximately one (1) week
Where is the NC Veterinary Technician State Exam given?
The state exam is given in Raleigh, NC.
What should I expect on the day of my state examination?
1. The applicant must be present on or before the check-in time noted on the seating pass.
2. Once the examination begins, applicants will be given one (1) hour to complete the 100 question examination covering the General Statutes of North Carolina.
3. If an applicant arrives late; they may be admitted but will only be given the time remaining and not a full hour to complete the exam.
An applicant will be denied entry into the examination once the first person has completed the exam and exited the examination area.
NC State Exam
Exam Date Application Deadline
September 13, 2017 July 13, 2017
October 18, 2017 August 18, 2017
2018 Dates Will Be Available September 1, 2017