Provisional registration

Download Form FR01 Application for Full Registration



  • A graduand (person who has completed the requirements of the degree but does not yet have a copy of the degree or testamur) with the necessary qualifications in veterinary science should apply for Provisional Registration
  • Graduands do not need to submit a Letter of Professional Standing with their application
  • Provisional Registration may be granted for up to 3 months
  • The Board may grant Full Registration to a person with Provisional Registration once the Board receives a copy of the person’s degree or testamur certified by an authorised witness
  • Please ensure any copies of necessary documents submitted to the Board with an Application for Full Registration are certified by an authorised witness
  • Please note that application payments cannot be made online
  • Please allow 7-10 days for applications to be processed
  • If you are granted Provisional Registration:         
    • You are given a registration number and you may start practising in NSW
    • Your Provisional Registration is published on our online Register
    • You will be sent a letter of acknowledgement
    • You have 3 months to provide the Board with a certified copy of your degree or testamur
  • A person with Provisional Registration who is granted Full Registration will be sent a Certificate of Registration after the next Board meeting and their registration status will be updated on our online Register
  • The Board may cancel the registration of a person who has not submitted a certified copy of their degree or testamur to the Board within 3 of being granted Provisional Registration

Registered veterinarians must notify the Board of any change to their name, address or contact details within 14 days of the change