Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Education (CE) are important aspects of veterinary nursing - the need to constantly be upskilling and developing.

With the advent of voluntary registration, it is a requirement to complete 20 CPD points per calendar year if you wish to be included in the register - this equates to 20 hours. You can view the current CPD activity and submission requirements here

There is a facility on our website for you to upload and store your CPD plans,  certificates and reflective practices each year in the My CPD Record.

For further information about the register please visit AVPRC

If you wish to study to become a veterinary nurse or other allied veterinary professional please visit Education Providers for an up to date list of providers approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.


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