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Applications for the 2021 Phase I Examination are now open.
Applications for the 2021 Phase II Examination are closed.

See the Important Examination Dates webpage for more information on dates and deadlines.

See the ACVP Certifying Examination Phase I Candidate Handbook for detailed information.

The Candidate Handbook for Phase II Certifying Examination will be made available.


2021 Application Forms:

2021 Phase I Application- North America

2021 Phase I Application- International


Fees Effective for 2021:

Phase I

North American Testing Locations Candidate Fee: $325
International Testing Locations Candidate Fee: $400

Phase II




Terms of Agreement Form

Phase I Sponsor Verification Form 


Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations

The ACVP complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (the ADA) by providing reasonable accommodations. If a candidate has a disability or impairment which may require special accommodation(s) to take an examination, they must complete the applicable section of the examination application form.

ADA Request Information

Test Accommodations Request Form


Application Process for All Examinations

  • Candidates will pay the examination fee at the time of filling out the application. The applicant and Sponsor will receive an email message once the Credentialing Committee has reviewed the documentation and approve the applicant to sit for the examination.
  • A recommendation for acceptance, provisional acceptance, or rejection to sit the examination is made by the Chief Operations Officer and the Credentialing Committee and is reviewed and approved by the ACVP Board of Directors. A message from the ACVP Executive Office indicating acceptance, provisional acceptance or rejection will follow the ACVP Board of Directors review.
  • If the applicant's credentials are not accepted, or if a candidate's request to withdraw from the examination is received on or before February 5 (for Phase I) or April 20 (for Phase II), fees are refunded, except for a processing charge. No withdrawal refunds are made after this date and no fees may be carried over to apply in subsequent years.
  • If a candidate applies for both the Phase I and Phase II examinations and fails the Phase I examination, they automatically will receive a full refund for the Phase II examination. No request for withdrawal from the Phase II examination is necessary for these candidates.
  • Withdrawal prior to the examination, or failure to appear for the examination, will not constitute an attempt to sit the examination. A candidate's illness during preparation for, or during the actual examination, will not be considered a valid reason to waive the rules of the College. In the event a candidate starts, but is unable to complete the examination, results will be reported and will constitute an attempt to sit the examination.
  • Individual candidates will be identified only by the unique Identification Numbers assigned them by the ACVP office at the time they apply until the results of the examination are approved by the ACVP Board of Directors.



For Phase I, please contact
For Phase II, please contact

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