Examination Date & Fees

CVPM Dates

2021 Examination Dates and Application Deadlines 

  • 1st Administration: Monday - Saturday, January 25-30, 2021

    Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

  • 2nd Administration: Monday - Saturday, April 19-24, 2021

    Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

  • 3rd Administration: Monday - Saturday, August 23-28, 2021

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

  • 4th Administration: Monday - Saturday, November 15-20, 2021

    Application Deadline: June 1, 2021


Examination Fee 

The examination fee must be paid at the time of your application submission.

  • $675 for VHMA Member

  • $825 for non-VHMA Members

Re-Examination Fee

For candidates who not successfully pass the examination.

  • $575 for VHMA Members
  • $725 for non-VHMA Members

Reschedule, Cancellation or Failure to Appear

Greater than 3 days/72 hours of the examination date (per examination) = $50 first reschedule or cancellation/$100 second reschedule or cancellation/$150 for the 3rd reschedule or cancellation.

Less than 3 days/72 hours of the examination date (each incident) = $160 fee is charged if a candidate reschedules, cancels or fails to appear for a scheduled examination.

These charges apply each time a candidate reschedules, cancels or fails to appear.

CVPM Application

The CVPM program application is available for free. A link to download the file will be provided to you by email in your order confirmation notice.

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To maintain certification, the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager must accumulate forty-eight (48) continuing education hours and submit documentation along with the $210 recertification fee every two (2) years.

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The CVPM examination is administered electronically through High-stake Online Secure Testing (HOST) locations throughout North America. 

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