Certification Information

All parts of the ACVM Certification Examinations will be given during a 2-day period. Exams for 2019 will be given at the Crowne Plaza AiRE- MSP Airport- Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN on Nov. 15-16, 2019.

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 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:


Attn: Jennifer Stalley

1351 North Harrison Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

For questions or further information contact the ACVM secretary, Dr. Becky Wilkes, by email [email protected] or by phone (765) 496-0627.

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.

Route 3 ACVM Residency Program Training Standards are provided here.