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FAAVA 2019 Examination Information and Fees



The certification process involves completion of two phases a formal application and the examination. The application includes:  curriculum vitae; a synopsis of clinical practice; peer evaluation forms; documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of AAVA approved acupuncture/TCM continuing education; and submission and acceptance of two acupuncture clinical case reports. The second step is the examination process. The exam currently consists of two three hours section, with 150 multiple choice questions per session.  

The Academy wishes members to consider AAVA certification in order to advance individual member’s personal professional development and education; to achieve advanced recognition as a veterinary acupuncturist; and to help be an active part of a potential future AAVA application to the AVMA-ABVS for an AVMA College of Veterinary Acupuncture.

To apply for the FAAVA Examination you can either submit the relevant documents via e-mail correspondence to:, or, you can send them via US mail to: AAVA, PO Box 803, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

*We will be offering the FAAVA Examination on April 4th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon*

Fees and deadlines for the 2019 FAAVA Examination:  

Application & Application Fee-2019

*you can submit your application early*

October 1, 2018

 Examination Fee-2019
November 15, 2018
 Re-Examination Fee-2019
November 15, 2018
Credential Review Notification
November 1, 2018
Examination Date-2019
 April 4, 2019
Examination Location- 2019
Portland, Oregon
Examination Results Notification-2019
May 1, 2019


Click HERE to register for the 2019 FAAVA Exam and pay the application and/or examination fee.