ECFVG Important Contacts

ECFVG E-mail
ecfvgatavma [dot] org (ecfvg[at]avma[dot]org)

Please submit your requests to the ECFVGatAVMA [dot] org in writing. Please include your full name and ECFVG ID number. Please sign in to ECFVG Online 24/7 to view your ECFVG status and apply for examinations.

List of ECFVG Members

ECFVG Coordinator

Hannah O’Reilly, B.A.
ECFVGatAVMA [dot] org
Phone: 847-925-8070 (Toll-Free: 800-248-2862), ext 6778
Fax: 847-285-5732

ECFVG Address

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
(Suite number must be included on all correspondence)

Testing Manager

Robert Cook, M.Ed
ECFVGatAVMA [dot] org
Phone: 847-925-8070 (Toll-Free: 800-248-2862), ext 6682
Fax: 847-285-5732

The following paragraphs provide contact information for the testing agencies that administer the English language examinations used in Step 2 of the ECFVG certification program. Also included below is contact information for the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency, which is the sole agency responsible for NAVLE or NBE/CCT scores. Complete descriptions of all four steps of the ECFVG certification program, including the minimum required scores for the examinations currently used in ECFVG Steps 2, 3, and 4, can be found in the ECFVG Policies and Procedures.

Contact Information, English Language Examinations

To complete Step 2 of the ECFVG program, candidates whose native language is other than English must accomplish one of the following:

  1. Achieve a passing score on the Internet-based TOEFL (iB-TOEFL).
  2. Achieve a passing score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  3. Achieve a passing score on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment.

For information on the iB-TOEFL and to report test scores, contact Educational Testing Service. The ECFVG score report code number is 1212.

Educational Testing Service
Address: P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Phone: 1-609-771-7100; Fax: 1-610-290-8972
Web site:

For information on the IELTS, contact IELTS International. The IELTS is owned, developed and delivered through the partnership of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

IELTS International
Address: 825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: 323-255-2771; Fax: 323-255-1261
E-mail: ieltsatieltsintl [dot] org (ielts[at]ieltsintl[dot]org); Web site:

For information on the CAEL Assessment, contact the CAEL Assessment Office.

CAEL Assessment Office
Address: 228 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6
Phone: 1-855-520-2235, toll-free within North America (except Ottawa); within Ottawa: 613-520-2600 x 2271; Fax: 613-520-7872
E-mail: caelatcarleton [dot] ca (cael[at]carleton[dot]ca); Web Site:

Veterinary Information Verifying Agency
Address: 380 West 22nd Street, Suite 101, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 877-698-8482 (toll-free) or 816-931-1504, ext 231
E-mail: vivaataavsb [dot] org (viva[at]aavsb[dot]org); Web site: