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April 27, 2020
Test dates for the 2020 Certifying Examinations in Clinical Pathology and Anatomic Pathology have been changed to comply with social distancing guidelines at the testing facility.
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Certifying Exam Board and the ACVP Board of Directors have worked with the ABP testing center in Tampa, FL to identify alternate testing dates for the 2020 Phase II certifying examination.
Candidates will be notified on or before June 15, 2020, regarding whether or not the 2020 Phase II examinations will be proactively postponed to the November testing window. Please note the notification date has been moved from May 1 to June 15, to ensure the decision is based on the best information available at the time.
There will be no change to the scope or content of the 2020 Phase II examination if the examination is postponed to November 2020. The reading list deadline will remain at January 2020.
The deadline for withdrawal from the 2020 Phase II examination has been extended to the date that the examination is administered, either in August or November. If a candidate chooses to withdraw at any time up to the examination date, the ACVP will, at the candidates’ direction, either refund or transfer all 2020 registration fees to the 2021 examination. Withdrawal from the 2020 Phase II examination will not be considered an attempt or failure to sit the examination.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
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.
Effective for 2020
Phase II Certifying Examination Fee: $850
2020 Test Dates
Anatomic Pathology August 18, 19, or 20*, 2020
Cut Scores and Equating
The cut scores (passing points) for the Phase II Examinations are:
Anatomical Pathology Phase II Examination: 194 / 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.
If you have questions about your reservation, please call the hotel at +1-813-286-4400 -- be sure to tell the reservations agent that you are attending the ACVP exam. If you have a question for ACVP, please send an email to email@example.com.
See the ACVP Certifying Examination Candidate Handbook for detailed information
Anatomic Pathology Resources:
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