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How to Become Board Certified

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) offers two residency pathways to board certification and veterinarians from all countries are invited to register (Traditional Residency) or apply (Alternative Residency) according to the guidelines.

The board-certification process:

  1. Applicants should review the guidelines for the Traditional Residency and Alternative Residency to identify the path to board certification for which they qualify and apply using the online submission process (see links on the Residents page).
  2. After fulfilling all the residency requirements, residents may submit credentials for the board-certification examination.
  3. Once credentials are approved, the candidate can take the board certification examination.
  4. After successful passing of the board certification examination, diplomate status is achieved.

An applicant must:

  1. Be a veterinarian who is legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine. Veterinarians from all countries are eligible to apply for board certification.
  2. Fulfill the requirements for one of the two paths to board certification (Alternative Residency or Traditional Residency) prior to applying to take the ACVSMR board certification examination. The board-certification examination includes questions on general knowledge and species-specific (canine or equine) topics relevant to sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Please continue to the Residents page for more information and links for the online submission process.

 

 

 

 

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Residency Training Program Guidelines (PDF)
(Updated 7/1/17)

 

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The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is an AVMA recognized specialty organization.