VCA Application Instructions
Once the VCA application is received by VIP, the administrator will email that the application has been received. The administrator will email you, if, upon inspection, the application is found to be incomplete.
The completed application is then reviewed by the VCA Program administrator. An email will be sent to the applicant with the approval decision within four weeks of receipt of application.
Approved applicants will receive an approval code to go online to schedule and pay for a class. Class registration and payment must be completed to ensure a class seat for a scheduled date.
Once the application is approved, you have one year from the date of the approval to schedule and take the VCA course and exam or you will need to repeat the VCA application process.
In the event that you fail the VCA certification exam, you have 24 months to retake your VCA exam from the date of the class.
Notice of Cancellation or desire to switch the class date: You must notify us in writing at least 21 calendar days prior to the online materials release date for your registered class. All approved substitutions must be submitted at least 21 calendar days prior to the online materials release date for your registered class. There is a $25 administration fee for substitutions. If a refund is requested and approved, it will be for the cost of the class less an administrative fee.
Download VCA Application