Revalidation certification exercises
For most revalidation courses, you are required to upload a number of examples that show your understanding of the work you are undertaking. These take the form of certification/scenario exercises.
Click on the links in the table on the right to read more about the individual revalidation courses.
Certification exercises (for the export courses) and scenario exercises (for OCQ(V) - SSr and OCQ(V) - TTr) will be provided in the courses, along with instructions on how to complete these. The exercises are the preferred option for OVs to complete when revalidating. They will give specific examples or outline certain scenarios related to the qualification that you are undertaking, which you will be required to respond to in order to prove your knowledge and understanding of the area.
Completed exercises must be uploaded to the 'Certification exercises' or ‘Case logs/scenarios’ section of your Personal Training Dashboard.
There is a process of Internal Verification (IV), during which ISVPS will sample 10% of certification exercises within one month of completion of all revalidation requirements. If your certification exercises are in the sample chosen and do not meet the required standard, you will be contacted by ISVPS and offered an opportunity to update them to a satisfactory condition. If they are updated satisfactorily within one month, then no further action will be required. However, if they are not updated satisfactorily within the required time, this will be reported to APHA, who will review your case and may suspend or revoke your OV status. Please note – the ultimate jurisdiction lies with APHA.
|Revalidation course||Number of scenario/certification exercises required to revalidate this OCQ(V)|
|ESr (Essential Skills revalidation)*||None|
|EXr (Exports General revalidation)*||None unless this is the only export qualification held|
|CAr (Companion Animals revalidation)||Three|
|AXr (Avian Exports revalidation)||Three|
|EQr (Equine Exports revalidation)||Three|
|FAr (Farm Animal Exports revalidation)||Three|
|GXr (Germinal Products Exports revalidation)||Three|
|PXr (Product Exports revalidation)||Three|
|SSr (Statutory Surveillance revalidation)||Three|
|SXr (Small Animal Exports revalidation)||Three|
|TTr (Tuberculin Testing revalidation)||Three minimum|
|UXr (Ungulate Exports revalidation)||Three|
* There is no longer a requirement to revalidate ES and EX as separate courses (except when EX is the only export qualification held). Instead, the revalidation of these qualifications is now included in the revalidation courses for which they are prerequisites.
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