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Thanks for choosing to renew your registration as a CCAB.
Renewal Window and Registration Period

 

Renewals are made annually to cover the period 1st January to 31st December.

2024 renewals must be completed by 29th February at the latest. After 29th February, clinicians choosing not to renew will be removed from the register.

Please contact us at renewals@ccab.uk if you have missed the deadline and wish to renew.

Renewal Fees

 

Consulting and Non-Consulting Clinicians: £60. 

Retired Clinicians: £20

Please note that application for a renewal after the 29th February will incur a 100% surcharge to cover additional administration costs.

How to make your renewal application

If your status is one of the following, you can skip to Step 3 below:

  • retired 

  • an RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine

  • an EVBS  (European Board of Veterinary Specialisation) Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine

  • an ACVB (American College of Veterinary Behaviourists) Diplomat

  • an FANZCVS  (Veterinary Behaviour) i.e. Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Veterinary Behaviour)

All other practitioners, including vets and RCVS Advanced Practitioners (Companion Animal Behaviour) need to complete Steps 1 to 3 below.

Step 1: 

Download and save the CPD and Case Log template from here, and log your 2023 CPD* in the first sheet. Before completing your CPD record, please carefully review the requirements in the section below called 'CPD and Case Log Requirements'. 

Commencing January 2025 we will ask you to submit a simple Case Log in addition to your CPD Log for the period January-December 2024, hence the second sheet in advance, for your reference.

Step 2: 

Submit your CPD by emailing your completed template to renewals@ccab.uk.

Step 3: 

Complete your renewal payment online using the application and payment forms below. If you need to complete Steps 1 and 2, do not make payment before submitting your CPD , because we can't process your renewal without it, even though your online payment will be accepted.

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CPD and Case Log Requirements
CPD Requirements

 

Consulting and non-consulting clinicians are required to demonstrate 30 hours of CPD per renewal period. CPD Activities should be from three or more of the following categories, at least one of which must be from categories 1-3, with no more than 5 hours from category 6.

Category 1: Short Courses on Professional Issues

Category 2: Seminars and Conferences

Category 3: Study for Further Qualifications

Category 4: Encouraging the Development of Others

Category 5: Committee Work / Meetings

Category 6: Personal Development

Please be mindful to complete all sections of the template, including the reflection; these are required (and checked) by practitioner organisations. 

Consulting versus non-Consulting status: Case Log Requirements

 

To qualify for the Consulting Register, practicing clinicians are required to have led on a minimum of 20 vet-referred cases per period of renewal. Please log your cases throughout 2024 on the second sheet of the CPD and Case Log template.

 

Maintaining your multi-species status: CPD and Case Log Requirements

 

In order to uphold our high standards of species-specific skills, we also require a minimum case-load per species for which you are registered.

For cats, dogs, and horses/other equids, this minimum is 20 cases per rolling 3 year period

 

For example: 

If you see both dogs and cats you could meet the requirements with the following case load:

Year 1: 10 dogs and 10 cats

Year 2: 18 dogs and 2 cats 

Year 3: 12 dogs and 8 cats 

 

If you see dogs, cats, and horses/other equids, you could meet the requirements with the following case load:

Year 1: 7 dogs, 7 cats, 6 horses

Year 2: 6 dogs, 7 cats, and 7 horses

Year 3: 7 dogs, 6 cats, and 7 horses

 

For any other species (including but not limited to rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and reptiles) the minimum is 10 cases per rolling 3 year period plus 5 hours of species-specific CPD per year. This 5 hours counts towards your minimum 30 hours total CPD. If you see 20 cases in any of these species over the rolling 3 year period, the 5 hours species-specific CPD is not required. 

 

Exceptions and changes in circumstances e.g. career breaks

 

If you have been unable to fulfil the requirements for CPD due to extenuating circumstances please send a supporting email to renewals@ccab.uk outlining the reasons for this, so the committee can consider your renewal.  Examples of extenuating circumstances that may be accepted include career breaks of 12 months or less due to maternity leave or illness. 

CCABs that are on the ‘retired’ register for more than a year who wish to return to the Non Consulting or Consulting register will be required to undergo full re-assessment (with the associated fees).   

Refunds

Having completed your renewal payment, if you change your mind or have made a mistake, please contact us at renewals@ccab.uk within 14 days of payment, thank-you.

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