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Once in an approved residency training program (RTP), residents must register with the ACVIM within 90 days of beginning their RTP (e.g., by October 1 for programs beginning on July 1). The purpose of registration is to ensure that a candidate embarks on a training program that conforms to the requirements of the specialty in which he or she wishes to become certified. Failure to register, or registration after the 90-day deadline, may jeopardize the resident's certification process, as some of the training program may not be recognized or accepted. In 2016 a program of Maintenance of Credentials (MOC) will become effective for new Diplomates. Please see section 4.K of the Certification Manual (CM) for additional information.
Online Candidate Registration Form*
(The same registration form is used for all specialty areas.)
If you are a candidate who wishes to relocate to a new residency training program, please contact Certification@ACVIM.org for directions and DO NOT register online.
The ACVIM will no longer accept paperwork that is mailed to the Central Office. Any paperwork or documents submitted via mail will not be processed.