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Phase II Examination

The Phase II examination is a one-day examination in veterinary anatomic pathology or veterinary clinical pathology. It is composed of written essays and multiple choice questions assessing the skills and knowledge that a minimally competent pathologist should possess.

The 2020 Phase II Certifying Examinations in veterinary anatomic pathology and veterinary clinical pathology have been cancelled in response to the public health threat and the ongoing uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information regarding this decision can be found here

2020 Phase II Examination Fees

Candidates should email by September 1st, 2020 to request a refund of their 2020 Phase II exam fee ($850). The exam fee will be transferred to the 2021 Phase II examination for candidates that do not request a refund.

Cut Scores and Equating

The cut scores (passing points) for the Phase II Examinations are:

Anatomical Pathology Phase II Examination: 194 / 300
Clinical Pathology Phase II Examination: 203 / 300

Additional information on the cut score and equating process can be found here.

Administration of the Phase II Examination

The Phase II examination is administered at the American Board of Pathology’s testing facility in Tampa, FL. The facility is located 5 miles (10 minutes) from the Tampa International Airport and is connected to the Westshore Grand Hotel.

Hotel Reservations
The Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa is connected to the ABP Center, and special room rates were secured for candidates planning to take the 2020 Phase II exam. Candidates who reserved a room for the 2020 exam should have received an email cancellation from the Westshore Grand Hotel. If you have questions about your reservation or need to confirm cancellation, please call the hotel at +1-813-286-4400. Please be sure to tell the reservations agent that you were scheduled to take the ACVP exam. 

If you have a question for ACVP, please send an email to

Tampa Guide/FAQs

See the ACVP Certifying Examination Candidate Handbook for detailed information

Examination Content Development Guidelines


Anatomic Pathology Resources:

Reading List

Scope AP


Clinical Pathology Resources:

Reading List 

Scope CP 


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