Dates for RAMA (SQP) Written and Oral Assessments

Written assessment dates

Each written module will take place on a particular day of the week, within each of the assessment weeks. See the full document " Online written exams: Instructions and Information for Candidates and Employers " which should be studied.

Don’t forget that everyone needs to pass the viva (oral) Assessment as well as the written assessments relevant to their enrolment with AMTRA. See further down this page for more on the viva exams.

Assessment period
Module(s) on this day
Companion Animal and Veterinary Nurse
Farm Animal
Assessment period
Booking deadline (receipt by AMTRA office)
4-8 December 2023
9am on 6 November 2023
5-9 February 2024
9am on 8 January 2024
18-22 March 2024
9am on 19 February 2024
18-19 April 2024

Alternative format, pen-and-paper exam at Harper Adams - see below for more details

9am on 21 March 2024
13-17 May 2024
9am on 15 April 2024
20-21 June 2024

Alternative format, on-campus online exam at Harper Adams - see below for more details

9am on 23 May 2024
22-26 July 2024
9am on 24 June 2024
16-20 September 2024
9am on 19 August 2024
21-25 October 2024
9am on 23 September 2024
2-6 December 2024
9am on 4 November 2024
New format on-campus exams

These exams highlighted above will take place at Harper Adams University in Shropshire: it will be either a traditional pen-and-paper exam (the same exam questions/format as those done online), or will still be an online exam but on University equipment in University facilities, and so may better suit those who are less computer-confident or who don't have access to suitable equipment or Internet connection. Check the notes above to be certain which format you are choosing.

These exams are particularly well suited to those taking part in the face-to-face training course at Harper Adams, but space will normally be available for others: please book as normal with AMTRA, but spaces at this exam are limited and thus subject to confirmation.

Please note that these on-campus exams are subject to sufficient numbers choosing to book, and may be withdrawn at the discretion of Harper Adams University if unviable.

Online vivas

Dates for the online vivas are given further down this page.

How to book your place

Please return the Assessment booking form to us.

On the form, make sure you include the date for each module you wish to book - don't forget to include the Base module as well as species module(s) if that's appropriate for you. And do include the viva (oral) Assessment if you're ready to book that too.

If you wish to spread out your modules over multiple assessment periods, that's fine, and there's no additional charge.

If you already know what you want to do when, you can book them all in one go even for different months, or you can book them individually as and when you're ready - it's up to you. Also, there's no requirement to do them in a particular order - whatever works best for you.

Online vivas

Online vivas are undertaken via Zoom, and can be booked now. There is no need to wait until the written exams - you can take the viva before the written exams and get it out of the way (or do it afterwards if you wish). Subject to certain conditions, the viva Assessment can be taken from home or work or any suitable location of your choosing.

To book your viva, please return the Assessment Booking form.

Viva Assessment Date Notes
Thursday 07/12/2023 Booking deadline passed
Monday 11/12/2023 Booking deadline passed
Thursday 14/12/2023 Book by 05/12/2023
Monday 18/12/2023 now FULL
Wednesday 10/01/2024 Book by 03/01/2024
Thursday 25/01/2024 Book by 18/01/2024. Revalidation vivas also available
Friday 02/02/2024 Book by 26/01/2024
Wednesday 21/02/2024 Book by 14/02/2024. Revalidation vivas also available
Friday 08/03/2024 Book by 01/03/2024
Wednesday 27/03/2024 Book by 20/03/2024. Revalidation vivas also available

Revalidation viva

If you're looking for information about the "revalidation viva" (previously known as the CPD exam) including for those without enough CPD points, please see the revalidation viva page.

Training providers

Note that AMTRA does not offer any assurances as to the quality or appropriateness of the training offered by any of the providers listed on this website: candidates should make their own checks. AMTRA welcomes feedback on the training providers, and reserves the right to remove a training provider from this website. Organisations or individuals wishing to be listed here should contact the AMTRA Secretary General.

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