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OCQ(V) - EQ (Equine Exports)

The OCQ(V) - EQ (Equine Exports) covers the export requirements for Equidae.

Is this the right course for you? For the export of Equidae and other ungulates, please see the OCQ(V) - UX (Ungulate Exports).

Looking for the OCQ(V) - EQr (Equine Exports revalidation) course? Click here

Useful facts for OCQ(V) - EQ

Prerequisite OCQ(V)s for EQ


OCQ(V)s that EQ is a prerequisite for


CPD hours awarded on completion of the course

Five hours

Revalidation frequency

Every four years


£199 plus VAT

Course presentation


Exports permitted with OCQ(V) - EQ

Qualification Permitted Exports

Equidae are defined as wild or domesticated animals of the equine (including zebras) or asinine species or the offspring of crossing of those species. 

Overview of training for OCQ(V) - EQ

The training for the OCQ(V) - EQ is all provided online. Topics covered include:

  • Procedures and requirements for the export of Equidae with particular reference to variation of procedural and documentary requirements related to country of destination, transit countries and species
  • Legal, professional and APHA requirements and procedures relevant to the OV undertaking export certification for Equidae
  • The legal and professional responsibilities of OVs relating to safeguarding the welfare of Equidae presented for export
  • The development of skills required for the resolution of queries/problems relevant to the export of Equidae
  • Familiarisation with the Defra, APHA, RCVS and other websites providing information to refresh knowledge

Please note: before applying for the OCQ(V) - EQ course, you are required to hold the OCQ(V) - ES and OCQ(V) - EX qualifications, as these are both prerequisite courses for the OCQ(V) - EQ.

Revalidation of OCQ(V) - EQ

You are required to undergo revalidation for OCQ(V) - EQ every four years.

To view the requirements for the OCQ(V) - EQr (Equine Exports revalidation) course, click here.

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