Official Controls Qualification
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OCQ(V) - PX (Product Exports)

The OCQ(V) - PX (Product Exports) qualification is for vets applying for training as an OV authorised to sign Export Health Certificates related to the export of animal products, including food for human consumption and animal by-products. OVs authorised to undertake this work provide advice to their clients in compliance with the requirements of current legislation, professional guidelines and APHA/EU/third country procedures. 
Topics covered include:
  1. Procedures and requirements for the export of animal products, including food for human consumption and animal by-products, with particular reference to variation of procedural and documentary requirements related to country of destination and transit countries.
  2. Legal, professional and APHA requirements and procedures relevant to OVs undertaking export certification for animal products.
  3. The development of skills required for the resolution of queries/problems relevant to the export of animal products.
  4. Familiarisation with Defra, APHA and other websites providing information to refresh knowledge.

This course covers the export of animal products. This includes foodstuffs of animal origin, certain live animals for direct human consumption such as mussels, animal by-products such as wool, hides and skins, and goods that may have come in contact with animals such as hay and straw. Semen and ova are also animal products but are covered in the OCQ(V) - GX (Germinal Products Exports) course.

Please note: before applying for OCQ(V) - PX training, you are required to complete OCQ(V) - ES (Essential Skills) and OCQ(V) - EX (Exports General) qualifications, as these are both prerequisites for this qualification.

You are required to undergo revalidation for OCQ(V) - PX every 4 years.

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