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Re-registration and CPD requirements

The European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) requires each European College to administer the procedures for evaluating CPD of its members.

As stated in the Policies IIA article 13 and 11H of the EBVS, a standard procedure has to exist in each College in which prerequisites for re-evaluation of the Diplomates for membership of the College are described. This re-evaluation has to be done under the responsibility of the College. This standard procedure is performed according to a credit point system. Appendix 7 of the EBVS Policies and Procedures gives guideline figures for acceptable re-evaluation criteria and credit point system:

The first EBVS criterion is a 100 point credit system:

*Publications or published work


*Attendance of congresses/meetings

*Involvement in College activities

*Other boards or committees

For each item a maximum number of points can be given. A total minimum number of points have to be collected during a five year period. While each College has its own responsibility in creating such a credit point system, it has to be approved by the EBVS.

The second EBVS criterion for re-registration concerns the time spent in the specialism as more than or equal to 50 % of the official working time (i.e. more than 800 hours a year).


Based on the above EBVS policies, ECVP had developed a college-specific re-evaluation system, with the following activities esteemed as CPD.

Area 1: Publications or published works related to veterinary pathology
Area 2: Presentations/communications
Area 3: Attendance of congresses/meetings
Area 4: Involvement in ECVP activities
Area 5: Other boards and committees


At the end of each fifth year the respective active ECVP member is contacted by the ECVP Office to submit his/her personal record indicating the CPD efforts during the last five years, using the Re-Registration form. A statement regarding working time spent in the specialism is also requested. The form must be returned to the ECVP Office by the given deadline.

  ECVP Re-registration Form (221.4 KiB, 1,999 hits)

The CPD efforts are then evaluted by the CPD Committee which will decide whether the criteria for re-registration are met. In case of any queries, the respective ECVP member is contacted by the CPD Committee. At the end of the evaluation procedure, the respective member is notified by the ECVP Secretary (via the ECVP Office) of the outcome of his/her application for re-registration.


If an active member does not fulfil the criteria for continuation of the registration as a qualified veterinary pathologist, this has to result in loss of the registration as an active veterinary pathologist and will place him/her in a retired member status. Restrictions and benefits that title implies are defined within Article 5 of the constitution.


Last Updated: August 23rd, 2012