Admission requirements

Candidates must hold a degree from a university, or the equivalent from a recognized institution of higher education, in veterinary medicine or animal sciences. If the diploma is not in one of the official languages of the WVEPAH – English, French or Spanish – a certified translation must be provided.

Candidates must already have experience in a pertinent field (poultry, swine or aquaculture farming). Non-veterinarian participants will take part in all lessons and will benefit from the same teaching opportunities as those provided to veterinarians. However, as they are not under the authority of the WOAH, they will not be able to take the Certificate exam. At the end of each module, all participants will receive an ‘Attestation of Participation’ (subject to meeting certain criteria).


How to register for the Certificate Program?

Registration is done online for each available course. The registration deadline is set according to the publication of the course program by the WVEPAH.

Dates are published in the ‘Courses’ section of the website.

Please email, in the language of the related course, the WVEPAH office at to express your intention to participate in one of the WVEPAH programs.

To register please provide a digital copy (Word, PDF or JPG attachment) of the following documents to the WVEPAH.

1. Personal Identification
Passport or identity card.
ID Photo (passport style.
2. Proof of qualifications
A certified copy of your university degree – or a certified copy of the translation if it is in a language other than English, French, or Spanish.
3. Proof of health insurance (only for Module II residential courses)
A copy of a private health insurance contract valid for the duration of the course – applicable only if the face-to-face part takes place in a country other than your country of residence.
4. Proof of involvement in Poultry, Aqua or Swine fields  
Employment letter, CV or other document attesting to required professional activity.
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