In several countries, certification of continuing education is organized at a national level. Generally, the experience gained and the collection of a certain number of credits during the participation in officially recognized courses are taken into consideration, in accordance with the European and international systems – ECTS or continuing education credits. However, in many countries, this official recognition is lacking.
It is clear that the acquisition of a particular expertise and skills in a given field can be greatly supported by comprehensive training programs associated with a quality control protocol vouched for by a University diploma.
The WVEPAH offers an international, postgraduate education by recruiting some of the best specialists from around the world as course masters.
It is important to understand that the VPCAHPP and PCAHPP certifies that a successful participant has acquired a high level of specialist qualification in the areas of poultry species welfare, production, and health. The certificate promotes the establishment of specialized skills in poultry production.
The ‘Regulation’ module (Module I) of the certificate is taught under the supervision of the World Organisation for Animal Health. It is also validated by the WOAH.