All Courses

From 2021

WVEPAH, in collaboration with the Université de Montréal (UdeM FMV), is authorized by the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) to train and certify experts in Production Animal Health: Poultry, Swine, Aquatic and Laboratory Animals. The poultry branch has been running successfully since 2014.

WVEPAH has developed a combined offer of courses that are adapted to suit as many people as possible, enabling participants to benefit from each of the teaching methods at our disposal.

We are excited to offer online and hybrid courses. Module I courses are available only online, bringing high flexibility and reduced costs to the participants. Everyone can follow the prerecorded conferences at their own pace and take the exam by the end of the year. On the other hand, the Module II courses are held in a hybrid mode: some lectures are available online and others, and all the practical work, autopsies, industry visits and most of the exchanges between colleagues and Course Masters, are covered in person during a ‘residential’ part. These advantages often continue through the network established among participants that continues after the end of the course.

The residential portion of the course lasts 5 days, takes place at the facilities of our partner universities around the world, and is offered either in English, French or Spanish, depending on the location. The Course Masters are internationally recognized experts in a wide range of Poultry health and production fields. A multiple-choice online exam is administered by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Université de Montréal several months after the end of the residential portion of the course.

Participants who have undertaken the Module I course, one of our 4 Module II courses, and have submitted a total of 25 clinical case reports are eligible for the postgraduate Professional Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production, issued by the Université de of Montréal, with the Regulations component validated by the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Our 2024 program will offer modules in our three working languages and in-person sessions in at least two locations.
Below are some of the scheduled courses:

Online Module I:
Key Disciplines in Poultry Health/Regulation Module WOAH 
Starting in January 2024 in English, French and Spanish.

Hybrid Module II specialized courses:

Commercial Layers (English)

Online part: available online from January 2024
Residential part: 03 - 07 June 2024, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Commercial layers (Spanish)

Online part available from March 2024
Residential part: 16-20 September 2024, in Lima, Peru.

Registration is already open.

Education and
Certification in

Training programs and certifications for professionals

Learn from the best in the world: “training programs for professionals, by professionals”.

The World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH), based in Luxembourg, is a non-profit organization providing high-quality post-graduate training for professionals in various fields of production animals.

If you are a professional working in poultry health and production, the high-quality continuing professional development (CPD) offered by the WVEPAH is for you! Take advantage of this opportunity to improve your knowledge and have your skills officially validated with an internationally recognized academic diploma – the regulatory part of which is validated by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). Graduates obtain ‘de facto’ the status of international expert.

A high quality of training is guaranteed by small groups of participants, real case studies, modern facilities, practical workshops, and internationally recognized teachers. Further information on our methods, study programs and faculty can be found on this website.

Dakar, Sénégal

Guadalajara, Mexico
Central America

Mexico-City, Mexico
Central America

Lima, Peru
South America

Curitiba, Brazil
South America

Gaborone, Botswana

Nairobi, Kenya


Tunis, Tunisia

Toulouse, France

Utrecht, Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Almaty, Kazakhstan


Bangkok, Thailand

Shanghai, China

Manilla, Philippines

St-Hyacinthe, Canada
North America
WVEPAH: Training centers

About the WVEPAH

The WVEPAH is a non-profit organization for continuing professional development.

See more in the About section.

Levels of expertise of professionals in poultry farming

Poultry experts are employed in various positions throughout the world, including as practicing veterinarians, educators and in the pharmaceutical and agro-food industries.

However, depending on each professional’s past work experience and educational background, the levels of expertise in the various aspects of this field will vary greatly.

While all professionals have their own individual strengths, in order to obtain the status of “expert”, they must meet the international standards required by the World Organisation for Animal Health in each of the areas involved in the overall management of poultry production.
The table below summarizes the competencies of 120 participants from 22 countries, during previous WVEPAH-WOAH courses. It shows their levels of competency in various areas of poultry farming, according to their job and day-to-day work.

Levels of expertise in poultry production

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