AMTRA – Fees List

These fees are updated 14 December 2020. 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 to become a RAMA (SQP) (including veterinary nurses)

Category Species Fee from 1/1/2020  Fee from 1/1/2021
R All species £441 £445
G Farm animals & equines £419 £423
K Farm & companion animals £419 £423
E Equines & companion animals £375 £379
L Farm animals only £397 £401
J Equines only £353 £357
C Companion animals only £353 £357
A Avian only £353 £357
CA Companion animals and avian £375 £379
JA Equine and avian £375 £379
EA Companion, equine and avian £397 £401

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. However, this fee is not charged for online exams.

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) less than two weeks before the exam.

£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.


For candidates making a second or subsequent attempt at any of the 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 modules (“upgrades”)

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

  • Adding the Farm Animal module: £197 plus £41 for any additional modules
  • Not including the Farm Animal module: £156 for the first module plus £41 for any additional modules

AMTRA annual renewal fees for 2021

When paid by 30 November 2020 for the following year:

  • farm-animal RAMAs (those with the letters R, G, K or L in their prefix): £49, or £47 including the £2 discount described below
  • all other RAMAs (those with the letters, C, E, J or A in their prefix): £44, or £42 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 RAMAs), or for larger businesses managing their RAMAs’ renewals on their behalf in an agreed manner.

A late payment fee is charged on those renewing after 30 November 2020 but by 31 March 2021, making the total fee £59 for all categories of RAMA. After this, the reinstatement fee is payable.

Reinstatement fees

  • For those paying in April to September: £69.
  • For those paying in October to December: the reinstatement fee (£69) plus the following year’s renewal fee

Those seeking reinstatement after more than 6 months off the AMTRA 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”. Additional obligations may need to be met for longer periods: please check with the AMTRA office for details.

Student transfer fee

The fee to transfer a student 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

The same as the re-sit fee for the Base module, currently £170.