Official Controls Qualification
(Animal Health Paraprofessional) OCQ(AHP)

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Approved Tuberculin Tester revalidation

What does the OCQ(AHP) - ATTr (Approved Tuberculin Tester revalidation) involve?

To complete the revalidation process for the Approved Tuberculin Tester role, you will be required to:

  1. Enrol on the revalidation course from your Personal Training Dashboard. This will cost £99 + VAT.
  2. Complete the pre-course self-evaluation.
  3. Complete the online training course on Moodle. This is a refresher course to remind you of the content from the original course. It equates to six hours of CPD.
  4. Complete the post-course self-evaluation.
  5. Nominate an invigilator, who must then accept their role.
  6. Pass the online examination. This will comprise of ten multiple choice questions to be completed in 30 minutes.
  7. Sign the final declarations.

Approved Tuberculin Tester revalidation timings

  • Revalidation for the OCQ(AHP) - ATT (Approved Tuberculin Tester) qualification is due two years after passing the ATT online exam and then every four years after that.
  • You will begin to receive email reminders from six months before your revalidation due date. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is kept up to date so that you will receive these reminders
  • You may enrol on the revalidation course and start the revalidation process at any time. There will be a six-month window before the expiry date, in which you can complete the revalidation (by signing the declarations) without changing your future revalidation date.

Useful facts for OCQ(AHP) - ATTr

  • If your OCQ(AHP) - ATT is expired or suspended, you must not use it until authorisation has been granted again.
  • The cost of the revalidation course is £99 + VAT.
  • Should you fail the online examination, you will have two opportunities to retake it. After a failure, you must wait at least two weeks before retaking the online exam. The cost of each retake is £49 + VAT.
  • You must have had an APHA, VDP or training provider audit in the last revalidation cycle (in addition to the six-month on-farm audit by your AVS).
  • You must sign a declaration to confirm that you have tested at least 30 cattle in the last revalidation cycle.
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