Whilst awards such as the CertAVP, and other post-graduate certificates relating to clinical CPD, are well established and understood, no equivalent exists with respect to recognising competence in veterinary-specific non-clinical CPD.

ANCVA has created its own award known as ‘CertNCS’ to address this issue.

​CertNCS stands for ‘Certificate in Non-Clinical Skills’.  Various CertNCS awards are available across a range of roles within veterinary practice.  Each CertNCS has been designed to help participants contribute to a range of non-clinical outcomes that are integral to successful veterinary practice.  These non-clinical outcomes include mental health, morale and wellbeing, client satisfaction and commercial success.

​An ANCVA CertNCS is not a post-graduate certificate.  Post-graduate certificates are equivalent to 600 hours of study.  An ANCVA CertNCS equates to 100 hours of study.

​ANCVA Registered CPD providers can submit any courses to ANCVA for accreditation in order to covert their non-clinical CPD course to a CertNCS.

About the ANCVA Examination Process

ANCVA Examinations and Assessment may include some or all of the following:

  • Completion of the course content
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Case studies/report
  • Face-to-face evaluation​
  • Reflective case logs​
  • Short answer questions

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