Become an AMTRA RAMA

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Become an AMTRA RAMA - The process in summary

The standard process of becoming an AMTRA RAMA is administratively straight forward but it does require a significant commitment in terms of learning, simply follow the distinct stages set out below:

1. Enrol with AMTRA

Complete an enrolment form (On-line RAMA Enrolment STANDARD, On-line RAMA Enrolment VETERINARY NURSE, or a paper form to print and return) with the Appropriate Fee. We'll send you a Training Manual for you to study. If you wish, you can also book on a course run by one of the colleges. If you book a course with one of the colleges, you must still enrol directly with AMTRA.

2. Book an exam

Send us the exam booking form, and then sit the exam – good luck! If you book a course with one of the colleges, you must still book the exam directly with AMTRA.

3. Wait for your results

Your results can take up to 9 weeks after the exam. If you pass the necessary modules and the viva (oral exam) you will become a RAMA, with the obligations and duties that entails.

That’s it! The process in its essentials is simple, but please read the details.

Alternative route via the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme

Those working in pharmacies in particular may want to consider the benefits of the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme. In collaboration with Harper Adams University, the programme now comprises certificates in companion animal and equine healthcare and large animal healthcare, University College and Postgraduate Diplomas and a Masters in Veterinary Pharmacy with training that will lead to the award of RAMA status by AMTRA. Admission is open to both pharmacists and non pharmacists.

See the Harper Adams Veterinary Pharmacy website for more details.