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Application Materials
ACZM Application
Credentials Information for ACZM Board Eligibility
Alternate Pathway ACZM Advisorship
Publication Criteria for Credentialing
Suggested Reading List for ACZM Examination
ACZM Certification Examination  

 

 

ACZM Application Materials

 

Applications must be postmarked by March 31st of each year.

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Application Packet (Word)
Re-Application Packet (Word)
Request for Special Accommodations (Word) 

 

 

  

ACZM Application


ACZM Application - 3/31/2018


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Applicant Type Definitions:

Credential & Exam Applicant:  First time applicants to credential for, and take, the ACZM certifying examination.  Cost = $1000

Credential & Exam Re-Applicant:  Applicant, whose credentials were not previously approved, who are re-applying to credential for, and take the ACZM certifying examination.  Cost = $150

Exam Re-Applicant:  Applicants, whose credentials were previously approved, who are applying to re-take the ACZM certifying examination.  Cost = $1000

Deferred Applicant:  Applicants to the ACZM certifying examination, whose credentials were previously approved, and were granted a deferral the previous year.  Cost = $0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credentials Information for ACZM Board Eligibility

 

 

The following requirements must be met to the satisfaction of the Credentials Committee before a candidate is eligible to take the board examination in zoological medicine:

 

 

Credentials Information for ACZM Board Eligibility

 

 

 

 

ALTERNATE PATHWAY ACZM ADVISORSHIP

 

The advisor is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine who is formally named for one or more candidates for the ACZM, and who supervises the candidate/s following the alternate pathway for credentialing in completion of the requirements for successful application and credentialing for the certification examination of the ACZM.

 
For more information about ACZM advisorship, see ACZM Advisorship Guidelines


For ACZM Diplomates in your vicinity, see the ACZM Roster


If you need assistance finding an ACZM Advisor, please contact the ACZM Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication Criteria for Credentialing

 

 

Criteria for acceptance of publications by the ACZM Credentials Committee:

 

Publication Criteria

 

 

 

Suggested Reading List for ACZM Examination

 

 

The following list is provided to help guide veterinarians planning to study for the ACZM boards. It is not a comprehensive listing of all available material, but rather a guide to facilitate finding information in areas where the candidate does not have extensive experience:

 

 Annotated Suggested Reading List for ACZM Examination (Updated Jan. 2017)

 

 

 

ACZM Certification Examination

 

2017 AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ZOOLOGICAL MEDICINE (ACZM) CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

 

The American College of Zoological Medicine Board Examination will be offered October 20-22, 2017 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA.  An applicant must be a licensed veterinarian and first author on at least five refereed publications in the field of zoological medicine.  Candidates may qualify with completion of a three-year ACZM-compliant residency or an ACZM-compliant graduate program.  Candidates may also qualify via an experiential route requiring a minimum of six years post-graduate experience in zoological medicine and a formal ACZM mentor (two mentors will be required starting in 2019).

 

The two-part examination consists of a qualifying examination on the first day (10/20/17), which includes the medicine of avian, aquatic, reptiles and amphibians, mammalian, and wildlife species.  Candidates who pass may take the certifying examination in general zoo (birds, reptiles, and mammals), wildlife, aquatics, or zoological companion animal medicine offered 10/21 or 10/22/17.  Components of the certifying exam include multiple choice, essay and slide section.  The practical section of the exam has been discontinued.  The distribution of points for the certifying exam is now:  multiple choice (75 points), essay (140 points), and slide (85 points). Successful candidates for Diplomate status must pass both the qualifying and certifying examinations.

 

Application materials, specific qualifications, and examination information can be found at www.ACZM.org.  The updated suggested reading list will be available on the website January 2017.  Please compile all required documents into a single PDF titled as "2017 ACZM Application (or Reapplication) Last name, First name". Completed applications must be emailed to the ACZM Secretary, Dr. Jennifer Langan, (jennifer.langan@czs.org) by March 31, 2017.

 

 

An examination packet can also be downloaded from above


Structure of the ACZM Board Exam

 

Job Task Analysis as It Relates to Future ACZM Examinations

 
 
 
 


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