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OCQ(V) - SX (Small Animal Exports)

The OCQ(V) - SX (Small Animal Exports) covers the export of companion animals, including PETS and pet birds. It incorporates commercial exports of small animals, including export of small zoo and laboratory animals under the Balai Directive.

Is this the right course for you? For pet passports and non-commercial small animal exports, please see the standalone OCQ(V) - CA (Companion Animals).

Looking for the OCQ(V) - SXr (Small Animal Exports revalidation) course? Click here


Useful facts for OCQ(V) - SX

Prerequisite OCQ(V)s for SX

ES, EX

OCQ(V)s that SX is a prerequisite for

None

CPD hours awarded on completion of the course

6 hours

Revalidation frequency

Every 4 years

Fee

£149 plus VAT

Course presentation

Online


Exports permitted with OCQ(V) - SX

Qualification Permitted Exports

(1) F1 hybrids are the first cross of a domestic cat with a wild cat or a domestic dog with a wolf.

(2) INCLUDING bees.

(3) EXCEPT poultry. Poultry is defined as: fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quail, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites, reared or kept in captivity for breeding, the production of meat or eggs for consumption, or for re-stocking supplies of game.


Overview of training for OCQ(V) - SX

The training for the OCQ(V) - SX is all provided online. Topics covered include:

  • 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

Please note: before applying for the OCQ(V) - SX course, you are required to hold the OCQ(V) - ES and OCQ(V) - EX qualifications, as these are both prerequisite courses for the OCQ(V) - SX.


Revalidation of OCQ(V) - SX

You are required to undergo revalidation for OCQ(V) - SX every 4 years.

To view the requirements for the OCQ(V) - SXr (Small Animal Exports revalidation) course, click here.

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