AMTRA – Fees List

These fees are valid from 01 January 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 an SQP (including veterinary nurses)

SQP Type Species Fee from 1/1/2020
R-SQP All species £441
G-SQP Farm animals & equines £419
K-SQP Farm & companion animals £419
E-SQP Equines & companion animals £375
L-SQP Farm animals only £397
J-SQP Equines only £353
C-SQP Companion animals only £353
A-SQP Avian only £353
CA-SQP Companion animals and avian £375
JA-SQP Equine and avian £375
EA-SQP Companion, equine and avian £397

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) 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.

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

SQP annual renewal fees for 2020

When paid by 30 November 2019 for the following year:

  • farm-animal SQPs (those with the letters R, G, K or L in their prefix): £48, or £46 including the £2 discount described below
  • all other SQPs (those with the letters, C, E, J or A in their prefix): £43, or £41 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 2019 but by 31 March 2020, making the total fee £58 for all categories of SQP. After this, the reinstatement fee is payable.

SQP reinstatement fees

  • For those paying in April to September: £68.
  • For those paying in October to December: the reinstatement fee (£68) 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”. 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 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