Any AMTRA RAMA who does not gain sufficient CPD points during an AMTRA CPD period must pass an assessment to demonstrate continuing competency before they will be permitted to renew their AMTRA status for the following year.
For example, a RAMA not gaining enough CPD points by 30 June 2023 would not be permitted to renew their AMTRA status for 2024 without first passing this assessment. (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 pass this assessment to demonstrate ongoing competency.
Those passing the Assessment will be readmitted to the AMTRA Register but will have an enhanced CPD points obligation.
The assessment to demonstrate ongoing competency is an enhanced (longer) viva with an AMTRA Assessor, which takes place online via Zoom. This includes a focus on the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, associated guidance, the Code of Practice, plus a number of scenarios appropriate to the species categories being applied for.
If you wish to take this assessment:
- Check for a date with spaces: they are shown on the list of dates for ordinary vivas, but only those marked as including revalidation vivas - if in doubt, phone the AMTRA office
- Return a completed booking form with the fee
For revalidation vivas in 2023: £150 (regardless of the number of species categories). Note that after passing the revalidation viva, the standard AMTRA Register fee must be paid to rejoin the Register, as appropriate at the time. This may be the standard renewal fee, the late payment fee, or the reinstatement fee, as applicable.