Educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates
The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates® (ECFVG®) certification program is accepted by all state veterinary regulatory boards and the federal government as meeting, either in part or full, the educational prerequisite for licensure or certain types of employment.
On these pages, you can contact the ECFVG office, learn more about the history of the ECFVG program, meet the staff and the members of the Commission overseeing the program, see an overview of the four-step program, read the complete Policies and Procedures of the ECFVG, and find other useful resources including contact information for state veterinary regulatory boards.
The ECFVG certification program consists of the following four steps designed to be completed in order. For complete instructions for each of the program steps, click on any step below or use the links at the left.
Step 1: Enroll, provide proof of graduation, and verify veterinary college credentials.
Step 2: Assess English language ability.
Step 3: Assess basic and clinical veterinary science knowledge.
Step 4: Assess hands-on clinical veterinary medical skills.
New Surgery Requirement for Candidates who Enroll on or after July 1, 2014