Dates for RAMA (SQP) Written and Oral Assessments

Written assessment dates

Each written module will take place on a particular day of the week, within each of the assessment weeks. See the full document " Online written exams: Instructions and Information for Candidates and Employers " which should be studied.

Don’t forget that everyone needs to pass the viva (oral) Assessment as well as the written assessments relevant to their enrolment with AMTRA. See further down this page for more on the viva exams.

Assessment period
Module(s) on this day
Companion Animal and Veterinary Nurse
Farm Animal
Assessment period
Booking deadline
27-31 March 2023
27 February 2023
27-28 April 2023

New format, exam in person at Harper Adams - see below for more details

6 April 2023
15-19 May 2023
17 April 2023
3-7 July 2023
5 June 2023
11-15 September 2023
14 August 2023
23-27 October 2023
18 September 2023
4-8 December 2023
6 November 2023
27-28 April 2023 exam

This exam will take place at Harper Adams University in Shropshire: it will still be an online exam, but the exam will take place on University equipment in University facilities, and so may better suit those who are less computer-confident or who don't have access to suitable equipment or Internet connection.

The primary target for this exam is those taking part in the face-to-face training course at Harper Adams, but space will be available for others: please book as normal with AMTRA, but spaces at this exam are limited and thus subject to confirmation.

The next such hosted exam is being finalised - it will probably be in November, and will be listed on this website once confirmed.

Online vivas

Dates for the online vivas are given further down this page.

How to book your place

Please return the Assessment booking form to us.

On the form, make sure you include the date for each module you wish to book - don't forget to include the Base module as well as species module(s) if that's appropriate for you. And do include the viva (oral) Assessment if you're ready to book that too.

If you wish to spread out your modules over multiple assessment periods, that's fine, and there's no additional charge.

If you already know what you want to do when, you can book them all in one go even for different months, or you can book them individually as and when you're ready - it's up to you. Also, there's no requirement to do them in a particular order - whatever works best for you.

Online vivas

Online vivas are undertaken via Zoom, and can be booked now. There is no need to wait until the written exams - you can take the viva before the written exams and get it out of the way (or do it afterwards if you wish). Subject to certain conditions, the viva Assessment can be taken from home or work or any suitable location of your choosing.

To book your viva, please return the Assessment Booking form.

Viva Assessment Date Notes
Friday 31/03/2023 Booking deadline passed
Monday 03/04/2023 Booking deadline passed
Tuesday 04/04/2023 Booking deadline passed
Wednesday 19/04/2023 Book by 11/04/2023
Wednesday 03/05/2023 Book by 25/04/2023
Wednesday 10/05/2023 now FULL
Thursday 11/05/2023 Book by 03/05/2023
Tuesday 23/05/2023 now FULL
Thursday 25/05/2023 Book by 17/05/2023. Revalidation vivas also available
Tuesday 06/06/2023 Book by 29/05/2023. Revalidation vivas also available
Thursday 22/06/2023 Book by 14/06/2023

Revalidation viva

If you're looking for information about the "revalidation viva" (previously known as the CPD exam) including for those without enough CPD points, please see the revalidation viva page.

Training providers

Note that AMTRA does not offer any assurances as to the quality or appropriateness of the training offered by any of the providers listed on this website: candidates should make their own checks. AMTRA welcomes feedback on the training providers, and reserves the right to remove a training provider from this website. Organisations or individuals wishing to be listed here should contact the AMTRA Secretary General.

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