By R.V. Baugus
While COVID-19 has played havoc with all kinds of scheduling and events, the IAVM Certification Board announced that CVE applications will be accepted beginning on September 1 with a due date of November 1.
“COVID-19 has impacted everything, and the Certification Board is trying to be flexible to ensure our programs are accessible to all certification candidates during these challenging times,” said Rick Haycock, CVE, Chair of the Certification Board. “Whereas the certification exams have typically been staged during live IAVM events, testing can now be accommodated using local services, such as with a venue’s HR director or legal counsel, a testing center or other professional services. Similarly, for the first time, this year we will conduct all CVE Oral Interviews remotely (via Zoom). With these adaptations, certification candidates will be able to continue their certification journey unabated during this crisis.”
Meanwhile, CVP applications are still being accepted as they always are on a “rolling” basis all year. The application can be emailed once completed and can be found here.
Once an application has been received and approved by the Certification Board, a candidate may start the process of scheduling the exam.
Historically the exam has been given at IAVM events and with special permission through local testing centers. Due to current limited travel and in-person events, candidates are able to use a local CVE (IAVM Headquarters can provide a list for the candidate to reach out to) or their HR Director. Proctors must still be approved, but the goal is to provide more flexibility to allow more testing.
Since the CVP exam has been digital, this remains the same test that would have been given at an IAVM events. No special software is needed, only internet access.