WesternU will host dozens of out-of-state veterinarians from March 17-19 for the next California Licensing Curriculum (CLC) course. It may be one of the final times that the CLC is offered.

The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is considering ending the CLC, accepting instead the results of the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). The NAVLE, launched by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment in 2000, has been gaining the support of many states in recent years.

The CLC is a 27-hour, three-day course designed to meet the requirements of the California Curriculum for qualified veterinarians to obtain a permanent license in the state without taking the state board examination. Veterinarians who wish to gain a California license at this are still required to attend the entire course in order to receive a certificate of completion, in  addition to  holding a valid license in another US state, territory or Canadian province, passing the national licensing exam, and meeting all other licensure requirements.

Another CLC is scheduled for September 12-15 at a site in Northern California.