ECFVG Important Contacts

ECFVG E-mail: ecfvg@avma.org

 

ECFVG MEMBERS

ECFVG COORDINATOR

Mary Barbosa
Phone: 847-925-8070 (Toll-Free: 800-248-2862), ext 6623
Fax: 847-925-1329

ECFVG ADDRESS

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

TESTING COORDINATOR

Ben Curran
Phone: 847-925-8070 (Toll-Free: 800-248-2862), ext 6682
Fax: 847-925-1329


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 transferring NAVLE or NBE/CCT scores. The NAVLE was used in ECFVG Step 3 from November 2000 through April 2007; the NBE and CCT were used prior to that. 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: www.toefl.org

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: ielts@ieltsintl.org; Web site:www.ielts.org.

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: cael@carleton.ca; Web Site:www.cael.ca.

Contact Information, Veterinary Information Verifying Agency

Candidates who successfully completed the NAVLE during or prior to the April 2007 administration or the NBE and CCT prior to November 2000 may use those examination results to meet ECFVG Step 3 requirements. However, the ECFVG requires original NAVLE and NBE/CCT score reports directly from the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). NAVLE and NBE/CCT scores are only reported to the ECFVG at the request of the ECFVG candidate. Requests for score transfers must be directed to VIVA.

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:viva@aavsb.org; Web site:www.aavsb.org/viva