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Interested in becoming an ACT Diplomate?

The following information is provided to help you in your quest to become a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. After reviewing this material, please feel free to contact the ACT office at or call 334-395-4666 with any additional questions. The link to make payments online is below.

Applications to sit for the 2021 ACT Exam are due December 1, 2020

Deadlines to note:

- Alternate route requests for registration of the 104-week mentored study program – June 1 or December 1
-  Credentials packet submission – December 1
-  Credentials packet submission (Re-application) – December 1
-  Submission of fee for credentials application or re-application – December 1
-  Submission of fee for sitting the exam – April 15

Click below to read the current           

GIG - General Information Guide - effective January 1, 2020

General Information

Below is a list of documents you are required to complete and submit for the application process.

Credentials may be submitted electronically by selecting this option on the Exam Application remittance form. Applicants will receive a Dropbox link to submit credentials.

Please attach each item as one combined document. Example: All documents belonging to Form H should be attached as one PDF in the order of the items listed on the form.

Please label all files with candidate's last name, corresponding form letter, and form name. Example: Smith-A-Credentials Checklist

(Please do not use staples if submitting hard copies) 

A - Credentials Checklist  (updated 11/8/18)

B - Petition to Candidacy (updated 5/1/2017)

C -CV Format

D - Photocopy of diploma, certificate or license

E - A half-page personal biography

F - Confidentiality Agreement (updated 9/4/13)

G -Special Accommodations Request (required)

H - Publication, Teaching, CE Form (Publication, Teaching, CE Form - pdf version) (updated 11/18/2016)

M - General Self Assessment Form  (General Assessment Form - pdf version)

The Above files need to be compiled on a CD or USB drive if not submitting electronically. 


Additional items below (submitted through Dropbox); Items I, J, and K can be emailed to

I - Training Advisor Letter (Progress or completion letter from the applicant's training advisor) 

J & K - Reference Letters (Letters of referral from two ACT Diplomates other than your advisor)

L - Transcript of all graduate studies (if applicable)

Application Fee with Fee Remittance Form (see below)


Packet may be shipped to ACT, P.O. Box 168, Mathews, AL 36052

Application and Payment

Credentials packet submission and application or re-application fees are due December 1

Exam Application packet remittance form (Submit this form if you have not previously submitted an application) - $275

Re-Exam Application packet remittance form (Submit this form if you have previously submitted an application)  - $150

Exam fees remittance form (Submit this form if you have not previously taken the exam) - $600

Re-Exam fees remittance form (Submit this form is you have previously taken the exam) - $600

Application Fees Remittance Form (if not paying online) 

Helpful information for applicants

Mentorship Program Information

Examination statistics from 1996 - 2008

 Preparing for the Certifying Examination

LORI website

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Mission Statement

The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

Contact Us

American College of Theriogenologists
P.O. Box 168
Mathews, AL 36052
P: 334-395-4666
F: 334-270-3399

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