61G18-14.002. Licensure by Endorsement  


Effective on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • 1(1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement must submit an application on forms provided by the department and an application fee. The application fee must accompany the application.

    29(2) Licensure by endorsement is governed by Section 37474.217, F.S.

    39(3) For purposes of Section 44474.217(1)(a), F.S., 46in order for another state’s licensure requirements to be considered substantially similar to, equivalent to, or more stringent than the requirements of Chapter 474, F.S., the other state as of the date the application for endorsement is received by the Board, must require the following:

    91(a) National Board Examination with a passing score on the National Board Examination of Veterinary Medicine equivalent to or higher than 1.0 standard deviation below the mean score. The mean score and standard deviation are statistically arrived at on the basis of the performance of the criterion population taking the examination on the common testing date. The criterion population is defined as candidates from American Veterinary Medical Association accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada who are taking the National Board Examination for the first time. For applicants that have taken the National Board Examination (NBE) after December 1, 1992, a passing score on the NBE shall be a scaled score of four hundred twenty-five (425) on a scale ranging from two hundred (200) to eight hundred (800);

    225(b) The Clinical Competency Test with a passing score on the Clinical Competency Test portion equivalent to or higher than the mean score minus 1.0 standard deviation below the mean score or converted score which is four hundred (400) statistically arrived at on the basis of the performance of the national candidate population taking the Clinical Competency Test on that testing date, the common testing date. The candidate population is defined as candidates who are graduates of American Veterinary Medical Association accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine who graduated the year in which they are taking the Clinical Competency Test and are taking it for the first time. For applicants taking the Clinical Competency Test (CCT) after December 1, 1992, a passing score on the CCT shall be a scaled score of four hundred twenty-five (425) on a scale ranging from two hundred (200) to eight hundred (800); and

    375(c) Graduation from a school of veterinary medicine meeting the requirements specified in Rule 38961G18-13.002, 390F.A.C.

    391(4) 392Applicants for licensure by endorsement shall demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine of Florida by successfully completing the laws and rules portion of the licensure examination.

    425(5) Applicants who qualify for licensure under Section 433474.217, F.S. 435who have never had disciplinary action taken against any professional license by any jurisdiction may, in lieu of taking the laws and rules portion of the licensure exam, demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine of Florida by completing a Board approved 2 hour continuing education course on Florida’s laws and rules as set forth in subsection 49861G18-16.002(2), 499F.A.C.

    500(6)  Individuals applying for a temporary license pursuant to Section 510474.2125, F.S. 512in an “emergency” as defined in Section 519252.34(4), F.S., 521may demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine of Florida by preparing and attaching to their application a written acknowledgment of having read Chapters 474, 455, 465, 499, 585, 828, and 893, F.S.; Rule Division 61G18, F.A.C.; and the “Practitioner’s Manual, 2006 Edition” published by the Drug Enforcement Administration of the Department of Justice.

    581Rulemaking Authority 583474.206 FS. 585Law Implemented 587474.217 FS. 589History–New 10-13-85, Formerly 21X-14.02, Amended 11-2-88, 4-30-89, 7-6-92, Formerly 21X-14.002, Amended 5-17-94, 3-7-06, 4-9-08, 10-1-19.