Official Controls Qualification
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Statutory Surveillance revalidation

What does the OCQ(V) - SSr (Statutory Surveillance revalidation) involve?

To complete the revalidation process for Statutory Surveillance, 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 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 15 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
  7. Complete three scenario exercises. The CPD for these is included in the total course allowance.
  8. Sign the final declarations.

Statutory Surveillance revalidation timings

  • Revalidation for the OCQ(V) - SS (Statutory Surveillance) qualification is due every four years.
  • 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 revalidation due date, in which you can complete the revalidation (by signing the declarations) without changing your future revalidation date.
  • If you do not revalidate by the revalidation due date, your authorisation will be suspended for up to six months, during which time you must not use the qualification but may still revalidate.
  • If you do not revalidate within the six months after your revalidation due date, your authorisation will be expired and you will have to complete the full qualification if you wish to regain your authorisation.

Useful facts for OCQ(V) - SSr

  • You are required to complete three scenario exercises for this revalidation course.
  • If your OCQ(V) - SS is expired or suspended, you must not use it until authorisation has been granted again.
  • The cost of the revalidation course is £99 + VAT.
  • There is a link to Essential Skills revalidation content within the SSr course. There is no requirement to complete this ESr content to record completion of your SSr course but you must make sure that your Essential Skills knowledge is up to date at all times.
  • The online examination will comprise of ten questions specific to Statutory Surveillance, and five Essential Skills questions.
  • Should you fail the online examination, you will have two opportunities to retake it. The cost of each retake is £49 + VAT.
  • There is a process of internal verification for 10% of candidates. ISVPS will conduct this within one month of completion of revalidation requirements.

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