APHIS-Approved Supplemental Training Options for
the USDA-APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)

Category I Accredited Veterinarians must complete three units of supplemental training to renew their accreditation. Similarly, Category II Accredited Veterinarians must complete six units. This training is achieved through completion of APHIS-approved modules. More information about the NVAP is available at:

The CFSPH at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine has been working with USDA-APHIS to develop APHIS-approved supplemental training materials for the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) since the fall of 2003. The NVAP supplemental training requirements must be met in order to maintain authorization to perform accreditation duties.

There are two steps to renew your accreditation status:

  1. Complete your APHIS-Approved Supplemental Training (3 options listed below)
  2. Complete and submit your application (online or via paper)

USDA requires that certificates of completion be issued with each form of APHIS-approved training. The certificate serves as your individual proof of module completion; please retain them for your records. Training audits will be conducted periodically. After completing the training, accredited veterinarians must report their training online or via paper by completing VS Form 1-36A. More information is available on the USDA NVAP website.

Training Options

Accredited veterinarians can select the option that best suits their supplemental training needs:

Web-based training Option 1: Web-based Training

Web-based training is offered free of charge. More information is available on the USDA NVAP website.

Face-to-face training Option 2: Face-to-Face Presentations

Face-to-face presentations are held at various state, regional, and national veterinary meetings. Conference registration fees may apply.

 training Option 3: PDF on a USB Drive

USB drive with PDF files that can be printed at home or at a copy center. Minimal costs cover the production, shipping, and handling. Ordering options:

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