AMTRA – Fees List

The fees that most people pay AMTRA are listed in context on the Becoming an SQP and Veterinary Nurses pages.

However, there are less common fees: here is the full list, valid from 27 September 2018.

All these fees are exempt from VAT.

All payments are subject to AMTRA’s standard terms and conditions: in particular all enrolment fees are inclusive of the exam fee only on condition that the exam is sat within 24 months of enrolment. If the exam is sat after that date, an additional fee will be charged to keep a student registration active. If a candidate withdraws from an exam within four weeks of the exam, an additional fee is charged.

Enrolment fee: new SQP from scratch

 

SQP Type Permissible Medicines Fee until 31/12/2018 Fee from  1/1/2019
R-SQP All VPS Medicines £400 £420
G-SQP VPS – farm animals & equines £380 £399
K-SQP VPS – farm & companion animals £380 £399
E-SQP VPS – equines & companion animals £340 £357
L-SQP VPS – farm animals only £360 £378
J-SQP VPS – equines only £320 £336
C-SQP VPS – companion animals only £320 £336
A-SQP VPS – avian only £320 £336
CA-SQP VPS – companion animals and avian £340 £357
JA-SQP VPS – equine and avian £340 £357
EA-SQP VPS – companion, equine and avian £360 £378

SQP exams at separate sittings

The normal enrolment fees shown above assume that all the modules and viva (oral) exams are taken at one go.
For those choosing to take their first attempts at multiple sittings: £95 per additional sitting.

Supplementary fee for delayed exam sittings

The enrolment fee includes the exam fee for the modules selected at enrolment (provided all the modules are sat at the same time). However, the exam must be sat within 24 months otherwise a supplementary fee is payable.

That fee is £25 plus any increase between the enrolment fee due when the exam is sat and the enrolment fee originally paid.

Exam cancellation/withdrawal fees

£50 fee if a candidate cancels (including failing to show for the exam) after the two-week booking deadline.

£30 fee if a candidate cancels between 4 and 2 weeks prior to the exam.

Note that cancellation/withdrawal includes substituting one individual for another within the same company.

Although the fee is a cancellation/withdrawal fee, it is payable upon re-booking for a fresh exam. These fees will be introduced for all exams from 1 January 2015 (regardless of when the enrolment or exam booking took place).

SQP re-sits

For SQP candidates making a second or subsequent attempt at any of the SQP modules involved in their original enrolment:

Re-sit fee
one module £170
two modules £235
three modules £290
four modules £360
viva (oral) £65

Additional SQP modules (“upgrades”)

For those SQPs who are adding modules to those chosen when making their original enrolment:

  • Adding the Farm Animal module: £195
  • Adding the Farm Animal and Equine modules: £225
  • Adding the Farm Animal and Companion Animal modules: £225
  • Adding the Equine module: £160
  • Adding the Companion Animal module: £160
  • Adding the Equine and Companion Animal modules: £180
  • Adding the Avian module: £160

Note that these fees don’t include the funding from the Higher Education Funding Council which subsidises the original enrolment fee but which is not available for subsequent modules.

SQP annual renewal fees for 2019

When paid by 30 November 2018 for the following year:

  • farm-animal SQPs (those with the letters R, G, K or L in their prefix): £45, or £43 including the £2 discount described below
  • all other SQPs (those with the letters, C, E, J or A in their prefix): £40, or £38 including the £2 discount described below

A discount of £2 per person is available to those paying by the due date either online on the AMTRA website (either as individuals or smaller businesses paying for multiple SQPs), or for larger businesses managing their SQPs’ renewals on their behalf in an agreed manner.

A late payment fee is charged on those renewing after 30 November 2018 but by 31 March 2018, making the total fee £55.

SQP reinstatement fees

  • For those paying in April to September: £65.
  • For those paying in October to December: the reinstatement fee (£65) plus the following year’s renewal fee

Those seeking reinstatement after more than 6 months off the SQP Register will be required to demonstrate that they have kept up to date, either by having gained their full current CPD points obligation within the last 24 months, or sitting and passing the “CPD exam”. Those off the SQP Register for more than 4 full calendar years will be expected to sit the exams again from scratch.

Student transfer fee

The fee to transfer a student SQP enrolment from one candidate to another candidate within six months of the original enrolment is £75. Such a transfer can only be made with the written permission of the first candidate.

Examination centre application fee

The normal fee to apply for approval as an examination centre is £200, plus travel and accommodation costs of the member of Harper Adams University staff who will visit the site, but for a trial period this fee is being waived. Please contact us for further information if you are interested in applying to become an approved examination centre: we would be keen to hear from new centres.

“CPD exam” fees

  • C, J and L-SQPs: £173
  • E, K and G-SQPs: £216
  • R-SQPs: £259