ACPV diplomates assist in meeting the objectives of the College by serving as sponsors and serving on committees. Two ACPV committees are directly involved in the objective, to certify qualified and competent poultry veterinarians in aspects of veterinary medicine appropriate to breeders, broilers, commercial egg, and turkey production, and their ancillary disciplines. They are the Credentials Review Committee and the Examination Committee.  


Only ACPV diplomates in good standing can serve as sponsors. The sponsor's endorsement of an applicant certifies that the applicant has had training adequate to permit sitting for the exam. Sponsorship of an applicant is not to be taken lightly because the ACPV Credentials Review Committee puts considerable trust in sponsors to determine the acceptability of an applicant. A sponsor's endorsement clearly does not guarantee success for the applicant, but it should guarantee that the applicant fulfills the minimum requirements and has been thoroughly prepared. As the mentor, the primary sponsor must be intimately involved with the training, work, or professional experiences of the applicant. Secondary sponsors must know in some detail what is being done for and by the applicant. Sponsors should serve as counselors who review all aspects of the applicant's training and progress on a regular basis. A primary or secondary sponsor must not have a conflict of interest with the applicant as viewed by an objective outside observer. 

Sponsors should be familiar with the following information: 

Credentials Review Committee 

The Credentials Review Committee reviews all completed applications, documents, and 

publications to determine if all criteria for taking the exam are met.  The following documents are used in the review process: 

Credentials Review Application Form  

The committee’s composition, task and timeline/process can be found in the ACPV Procedural Manual section 5.  Care should be taken that the Procedural Manual has current information and practices. 

Exam Committee 

The Examinations Committee is responsible for administering and grading the exam.  Based on candidates who successfully pass the exam, the Examinations Committee recommends to the Board of Governors those who should be admitted into the College as new diplomates.  

SOP for Exam Committee Chair (being developed) 

SOP for Exam Committee (being developed) 

Grading Timetable

Candidates will be notified of exam results no later than 8 weeks after completing the exam.  Successful candidates will be admitted into the College no later than 10 weeks after completing the exam. Candidates will receive their diplomas at the ACPV Annual Business Meeting the year following successful completion of the exam. 

Expense Report

Diplomates whose expenses must be reimbursed by the ACPV must fill out and submit the expense report to the ACPV office. ([email protected])