All AMTRA SQPs are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development. The amount of CPD required depends on the type of SQP and on when the SQP qualified. With the exception of small amounts of personal study, all CPD must be accredited by AMTRA in advance. AMTRA will keep a record of CPD points accumulated by SQPs, and those not achieving the required minimum will not be able to renew their SQP registration unless they pass a fresh exam.
|Compulsory farm CPD
The SQP syllabus for new SQPs was updated from March 2017. All those SQPs qualifying under the old syllabus have been required to do some compulsory farm CPD on parasite control and resistance. For the vast majority, the deadline was 31 January, and 97.3% of farm SQPs complied.
Not enough CPD points? “CPD exam” to demonstrate continuing competency
Any SQP who does meet their minimum CPD requirements during an AMTRA CPD period must pass an exam to demonstrate continuing competency before they will be permitted to renew their SQP status for the following year. Additionally, those who wish to return to the SQP Register after an extended absence will normally have to pass this exam to demonstrate ongoing competency. Read more in the guidance for SQPs.
Are you short a few points?
|SQP Type||Modules||VPS medicines supplied||CPD Points|
|R-SQP||FAM+EQM+CAM||All VPS Medicines||80 points|
|G-SQP||FAM+EQM||VPS-farm animals and equines only||60 points|
|K-SQP||FAM+CAM||VPS-farm and companion animals only||60 points|
|E-SQP||EQM+CAM||VPS-equines and companion animals only||50 points|
|L-SQP||FAM||VPS-farm animals only||50 points|
|J-SQP||EQM||VPS-equines only||30 points|
|C-SQP||CAM||VPS-companion animals only||30 points|
|A-SQP||AVM||VPS-avian only||30 points|
|CA-SQP||CAM+AVM||VPS-companion and avian only||40 points|
|JA-SQP||EQM+AVM||VPS-equine and avian only||40 points|
|EA-SQP||EQM+CAM+AVM||VPS-equine, companion and avian only||60 points|
|FAM - Farm Animal Module; EQM - Equine Module; CAM - Companion Animal Module; AVM - Avian Module|