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CPD Accreditation

To help veterinarians identify high quality continuing profession development (CPD), the NZVA, in consultation with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ), has recently developed a new accreditation “tick” for CPD activities.

Application process

  • Applications for accreditation must be received online.
  • Programmes are reviewed by the NZVA CPD team in line with VCNZ standards.
  • Processing time will be approximately 3-4 weeks from receipt of application therefore, applications must be submitted at least six weeks before a course commences.
  • Programmes cannot be reviewed retrospectively.
  • NZVA accreditation for a CPD activity is valid for one calendar year and applications for repeating activities are submitted as ‘repeats’.
  • An NZVA accredited activity can be repeated within the one-year accredited period providing the tutors, course content and format remain the same. They can be repeated in a different venue providing health and safety criteria are met.
  • CPD points will be assigned to the course in accordance with the VCNZ guidelines.

What activities are eligible for NZVA accreditation?

  • Technical and non-technical courses and events which promote the education and wellbeing of the veterinary profession.
  • Courses and events that specifically promote a drug, product or service are not eligible for accreditation (VCNZ are looking at changing these requirements).
Cost <4 hours 4-8 hours 2 days
One off activity (the activity will occur once) $150 $200 $250
2-3 dates (the activity will occur on 2 or 3 occasions) $200 $250 $350
More than 3 dates (the activity will occur on more than 3 occasions) $250 $300 $350
12 month subscription (the activity can be repeated unlimited over 12 months) $350 $450 $500
Webinars - $20 per webinar      
Conference - price on application      

* All prices exclude 15% GST.

Apply now

Before you commence the application process, complete the checklist to ensure you have all the information you need.

To apply for accreditation please complete the online or printable application: