- To apply for registration, complete the Application for Registration. Once complete with required attachments, please mail to the CVBC office to the attention of the Registration Coordinator.
- The ‘Application for Registration’ form was updated on June 21, 2018. If you are applying for registration after this date, the former version of this form will not be accepted.
- Application for Registration: $525 ($500 + GST)
- Contact and Practice Information Form
- Temporary Policy during COVID Pandemic: Provisional Active Registration Decision
Bylaw Seminar and Exam
Updated June 30, 2020
All applicants for Private Practice, Specialty Private Practice, and Public Sector registration are required to:
- pass an examination; and,
- attend a bylaws seminar within one year of being registered.
The CVBC Bylaw & Ethics Examinations have been suspended until further notice due to social distancing requirements. The Registration Committee has adopted the following policy for granting Provisional Registration to applicants whose applications are otherwise complete, until it is possible to resume examinations.
The Bylaw & Ethics Seminars were suspended for the same reasons, but the CVBC will be resuming its quarterly Seminar sessions this summer, via Live Webinar format. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Applicants must pre-register with the Registration Coordinator to attend the bylaw exam or seminar by initiating an application for registration. This requires submission to the office of a minimum of:
1. a completed and notarized ‘Application for Registration,’
2. full payment of the application fee, and
3. full payment of the exam fee
at least one week before the scheduled exam/seminar session.
Please note that the bylaw exam is only one step in the application process. Passing the exam does not automatically entitle the applicant to be registered. It also does not lead to immediate registration. An application file will be forwarded to the Registrar only when it is complete and includes all required documentation and fees. The Registrar must be satisfied that the applicant meets all requirements and is qualified to be registered. The Registrar may make further inquiries or may refer the application to the Registration Committee. Following review, the Registration Committee may either direct the Registrar to register the applicant, to seek additional information, or to hold a hearing.
Applicants should be familiar with the documents below before taking the exam:
- Veterinarians Act
- Bylaws Part 1 – Governance
- Bylaws Part 2 – Registration
- Bylaws Part 3 – Accreditation and Naming
- Schedule D Accreditation Standards
- Bylaws Part 4 – Ethics and Standards
- Bylaws Part 5 – Complaints and Discipline
- All other current Standards, Guidelines and Policies (found here).
A current inactive registrant (Non-Practising or Retired classes) who wishes to reinstate to Private Practice, Specialty Private Practice or Public Sector registration (and has not been out of an active class of registrant for more than 3 years) is required to review the bylaws and standards before returning to practice. Please contact the office for information.
Bylaws Exam (no Seminar) - Suspended Until Further Notice
(as of March 18, 2020)
Alternative methods for delivery are being explored by the CVBC. In the meantime, the Registration Committee has established a policy for granting new registration on a provisional basis, until the exam requirement has been satisfied.
Bylaws & Ethics Seminar Sessions (no Exam)
Schedule for the Remainder of 2020
Seminar sessions were originally suspended in March but will resume this summer via live webinar format.
The dates for the remainder of 2020 are:
- August 12, 2020 (submission deadline August 5, 2020) By Live Webinar
- November 4, 2020 (submission deadline October 28, 2020) By Live Webinar
Tentative dates for 2021(which will be finalized towards the end of December 2020) are:
- February 3, 2021
- May 5, 2021
- August 4, 2021
- November 3, 2021
The Bylaw seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. and will take between 2.5 and 3 hours.
Bylaw Exam: $367.50 ($350 + GST)
Bylaw Seminar Deposit: None