Any AMTRA RAMA who does not gain sufficient CPD points during an AMTRA CPD period must go through a process to demonstrate continuing competency before they will be permitted to regain their AMTRA registration status.
For example, a RAMA not gaining enough CPD points by 30 June 2021 would not be permitted to renew their AMTRA status for 2022 without first passing this examination. (In the meantime, anyone in that situation remains a RAMA until 31 December of the year in question.)
Additionally, those who wish to return to the AMTRA Register after an extended absence will normally have to go through this process to demonstrate ongoing competency.
Both of these functions have previously been done by way of a “CPD exam” managed by Harper Adams for AMTRA.
As of January 2021, Harper Adams has advised AMTRA that it is unable to provide this service; AMTRA’s suggestion that such candidates undertaken the Base exam paper as an alternative has been rejected.
AMTRA is urgently considering options that do not involve Harper Adams, and will provide details here and to registered CPD exam candidates very shortly.