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Phase II Examination

2022 Phase II Surgical Competency Examination

February 14-15, 2022 (North America and Europe)
February 15-16, 2022 (Australia)

Pearson VUE Test Centers

Registration

New for 2022: Registration is available to all existing candidates, candidates who plan to submit a recredentialing application in 2021, and residents who plan to submit a credentials application in 2021. Registration will allow potential examinees to schedule an appointment with Pearson VUE in August while waiting to see if credentials are accepted. Should an individual’s credentials or recredentialing application not be accepted by ACVS, the individual will be responsible for canceling their appointment with Pearson VUE. ACVS will refund the examination fee if payment has already been submitted and credentials are not accepted.

Complete registration includes submitting the online application and paying the examination fee.

Registration application deadline: July 26, 2021, 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

  • Submit the online registration application at www.acvs.org/apply.
    Note, if you have an active credentials application, click on the Action Center button, choose Learning Plans, then click the begin or continue button for the Phase II Examination Registration application.

Examination fee deadline: November 8, 2021

  • Pay online. Pay online no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, November 8.
  • Submit the payment form. The payment form includes fillable fields and works best with Adobe Acrobat or Reader. Forms must be received before close of business on November 8.

Examination Materials

Examination Schedule

Location Date Session
Virtual To be determined Examination Information Session
     
US, Canada, Europe Monday, February 14 Small Animal Practical—Parts 1 and 2
    Large Animal Case Based–Orthopedic/Neurosurgery and Soft Tissue
     
  Tuesday, February 15 Small Animal Case-based—Orthopedic/Neurosurgery and Soft Tissue
    Large Animal Practical—Parts 1 and 2
     
Australia, Japan Tuesday February 15 Small Animal Practical—Parts 1 and 2
    Large Animal Case Based–Orthopedic/Neurosurgery and Soft Tissue
     
  Wednesday, February 16 Small Animal Case-based—Orthopedic/Neurosurgery and Soft Tissue
    Large Animal Practical—Parts 1 and 2

Cancellation

In the event that a candidate needs to cancel their examination registration, the candidate must contact ACVS. Refer to the information pamphlet for refund policies.

Questions?

Common questions are answered in the Examination FAQ. Address other questions about the Phase II Examination to Steve Brodt at sbrodt@acvs.org or (301) 916-0200, x123.

Maintenance of Certification

Individuals who have passed the Phase II examination and are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016 or later are subject to time-limited certification and must undergo mandatory maintenance of certification (MOC). Activities acceptable for maintaining certification should result in the acquisition of new knowledge by the Diplomate, such as attending or presenting at continuing education meetings, publishing manuscripts, serving on ACVS committees, and participating in resident training. View the ACVS Diplomate Maintenance of Certification Policies and Procedures.