AMTRA animals

AMTRA, home of Registered Animal Medicines Advisors - our name for SQPs

AMTRA (Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority) is a not-for-profit organisation, working since 1986 to support the long term future of the Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA/SQP) sector, managing the registration for about 7000 AMTRA RAMAs/SQPs.

AMTRA is appointed by the Secretary of State to keep its Register of SQPs...

RAMAs (Registered Animal Medicines Advisors, or SQPs) prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines, acting professionally, following the rules of the Regulations and the SQP Code of Practice. They have an important and responsible role, contributing to animal health and, in the case of farm livestock, farm profitability.

With between 6000 and 7000 AMTRA RAMAs/SQPs, they work in a huge range of roles. Meet some of them and hear about their work...

Most people want to take exams online - it's easy and convenient. But we also offer an on-campus online exam, and now are introducing in response to demand an occasional pen-and-paper on-campus exam at Harper Adams University with in-person invigilation. The first one is in June 2024.

Becoming an SQP - an AMTRA RAMA - starts with enroling as a candidate with AMTRA. There is a significant commitment in terms of learning.

Our Base, Companion, Avian and Vet Nurse modules are at Higher Education Level 4; our Equine and Farm modules are at Level 5, reflecting AMTRA's commitment to standards and the quality of prescribers on AMTRA's Register.

The process of becoming an AMTRA RAMA/SQP is simple and starts with registering with AMTRA as a candidate...

Where asked to do so by the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) organiser, AMTRA will publish on its website information on accredited CPD available to RAMAs/SQPs (but a lot of CPD is publicised by other means).

Have a look to see what options are available from our range of trusted partners.

AMTRA itself also publishes a growing range of CPD - why not login now to see what's now available?

If you know your AMTRA number (or have been set up by AMTRA with an employer user-ID) then click here to Login, and you can check your CPD points, check your exam status, or see your contact details and update them if needed. Or if you have forgotten your password, please click here to reset your password.

If you’re already familiar with the system of becoming an AMTRA RAMA or SQP, and are just looking for a particular form, you can find them all in one place on our forms page.

AMTRA Forms to Download