OCQ(V) - SX (Small Animal Exports)
- Procedures and requirements for the export of companion animals, including pet birds, with particular reference to variation of procedural and documentary requirements related to country of destination and species.
- Procedures and requirements for the export of commercially-traded small animals with particular reference to variation of procedural and documentary requirements related to premises of origin, country and premises of destination and species.
- The scope and rules of the Pet Travel Scheme with particular reference to preparation procedures and the development of skills required for resolution of queries/problems.
- The legal, professional and APHA requirements and procedures relevant to OVs undertaking export certification for companion animals, pet birds and commercially-traded small animals and the preparation of dogs, cats and ferrets as pets.
- The legal and professional responsibilities of OVs relating to safeguarding the welfare of small animals and pet birds presented for export.
- Familiarisation with Defra, APHA, RCVS and other websites providing relevant information to refresh knowledge.
Before applying for OCQ(V) - SX training you are required to have completed OCQ(V) - ES (Essential Skills) and OCQ(V) - EX (Exports General) qualifications.
You are required to undergo revalidation every five years. This will change to every four years from 1st May 2019 onwards.
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