Certification Information

All parts of the ACVM Certification Examinations will be given during a 2-day period. Candidates can qualify in one or more of the specialty areas of Bacteriology / Mycology, Immunology, Parasitology, and Virology. The deadline for application and submission of all supportive material to the ACVM Secretary is April 30. Applications submitted after this date, or incomplete applications, will not be considered. Applications can be completed online (Application link) and materials submitted to:

Office of the Secretary

Dr. Becky Wilkes

Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory

University of Georgia

P.O. Box 1389

43 Brighton Road

Tifton, GA 31793



For questions or further information contact the ACVM secretary.

Please note the following stipulations:

  1. Diplomates can only be certified in the specialty of Parasitology by passing the General Parasitology and Specialty Parasitology Examinations.
  2. Diplomates can only be certified in Bacteriology / Mycology, Immunology, or Virology by passing the General Microbiology Exam and the relevant Specialty Examinations.

These stipulations were approved by the ACVM Board.