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ECVPT holds resident examinations on an annual basis.

Intention to sit examinations

All applicants intending to sit or resit the general and/or certifying examinations or any part thereof in any given year must complete and return the form ‘Intention to sit examinations’. Submission of this form will ensure that the potential candidate receive all of the necessary information in relation to the credential requirements and the examinations. Completion of this form does not commit the potential candidate to taking the examination in that year. The completed, signed form should be sent to the ECVPT secretary ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by February 1.

Examination venue

The examinations are held over a 2-3 day period, unless the general paper is the only part of the examination being sat, in which case this is held on one day.

Examination schedule 2017






4 July

General MCQ



4 July

Certifying MCQ



5 July

Certifying Essays (Written)



6 July

Certifying Objective Case Assessment (Oral)


Forthcoming examinations

  • 4-6 July 2017
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yalelaan 1, 3584 CL Utrecht The Netherlands: http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/faculty-of-veterinary-medicine/contact
  • Building: Androclus, room numbers will be provided nearer the time
  • Program: details below
  • Accomodation - Nearest hotel: Hotel de Bilt / Biltschehoek. Address: Holle Bilt 1, de Bilt  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Total travel time by public transport to the faculty of Veterinary medicine: 15-17 minutes.
  • Time tables for public transport: www.ov9292.nl
    • for an English version select 'English'
    • to find out how to travel from the airport to the hotel or the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, type Schiphol (=Amsterdam airport)
    • the travel schedule (train, bus, how to walk from train to bus or other destination) will be displayed
  • Buying tickets
    • Train tickets: from a ticket machine or service desk at the train station
    • Bus tickets: from the bus driver

Pass points

The pass points for the General multiple choice (MCQ) and certifying extended MCQ examinations are set using a Diplomate rating process based on the Angoff method. The pass point for the written/essay paper and for the oral objective case mamangement (OCM) paper is 60%.

Year General MCQ Certifying MCQ Certifying written/essay Certifying OCM
2012 55% 59% 60% 60%
2013 58% 64% 60% 60%
2014 64% 60% 60% 60%
2015 65.5% - - -
2016 60% 60% 60% 60%

Examination dates

  • 4-6 July, 2017 - Utrecht University, NL
  • 5-7 July 2016 - Utrecht University, NL
  • 2 July 2016 - Utrecht University, NL
  • 2-5 July 2014, - RVC, UK
  • 7-9 July 2014 - RVC, UK
  • 1-3 July 2013 - RVC, UK
  • 4-6 July 2012 - Noordwijkerhout, NL
  • 3-4 April 2011 - Toulouse, France
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