The WVEPAH Certificate in Poultry Production: Poultry Production and Health is awarded by the University of Luxembourg in compliance with the rules and regulations laid down by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Certificate program offers structured formal education to veterinarians and non-vet* professionals seeking to increase their competence in the field of poultry production and health.
A structured education enables them to reach the international standard in all aspects of this specialty in accordance with the OIE's expectations.
Veterinarians can formalize their skills by obtaining the diploma « Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production » This diploma promotes continuous life-long professional education in the field Cf. § *Certification.
*The recognition of the Certificate is worldwide and its official denomination is in English.
Its holders have the status of international expert in Poultry.
In several countries certification of continuing education is organized at the national level. Generally, the acquired experience and the collection of a certain amount of credits during the participating at official teachings are taking into consideration in accordance with the international system: Continuing Professional Development points”, all over a period of several years. In many countries such formal recognition is missing.
It is clear that the achievement of special expertise and skills in a certain area can be greatly supported by comprehensive training programs associated with a quality control protocol attested by a university degree.
The World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH) offers an international post- graduate educational system by recruiting the best specialist-teachers from all over the world. It proposes within the framework of the CAHPP program a set of international postgraduate programs eligible for the university diploma: 'Master in Animal Health: Poultry Production' (MAHPP)
It is important to understand that the WVEPAH 'Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production' testifies that a successful participant has acquired a high level of specialized qualification in one of the fields of poultry welfare, production and health. The Certificate favours the establishment of specialized competences in poultry production, which maybe continued further by the MAHPP.
The « Regulation » module of the certificate is taught under the supervision of and validated by OIE.
Objectives of the program
Duration of the program
The minimum time requirement for the WVEPAH Certificate Program is 1 year and must not exceed 5 years. Through their work in the different modules (distance education, e-learning and clinical case preparation), participants accumulate the required number of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to apply for the final exam.
Applicants holding a university degree in veterinary medicine or in agronomy, working in the poultry sector for at least two years, may register for the Certificate program. After each course, they receive a “Participation Certificate” but only veterinarians are entitled to take the Certificate exam, with the diploma validated by OIE.
At the end of each module the veterinary participants * can validate their knowledge acquired by a multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ). After validation of a 'General' module and a 'Specialized' module, the candidate who has participated in distance education must present 25 clinical cases, including 3 cases, the marks of which represent 50% of the final mark.
After the examination the 'Post Graduate Committee' will review all the grades acquired by the candidate following a multiple choice questionnaire and the notation of clinical cases, then will issue the 'Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production'. The OIE then officially validates the 'regulation' part of the diploma
Contents of the program
During the CAHPP programs, participants obtain ECTS by validating modules, which like the CAHPP examination, are the same regardless of the training and certification site in the world. Only the language and the climatic peculiarities differ, which ensures universal recognition. To the CAHPP: The principle is: 'Everyone receives the same teaching and passes the same exam'.
The courses are modular
Participants receive the content of the module at least one month before the event. This allows them to upgrade in all the disciplines of the module. The teaching mainly consists of the study of real cases brought by the Course Masters and the participants and exchanges about them. Practical work: autopsies, laboratory, interpretation, etc. As well, as site visits (audits) also play a large part.
Validation of acquired knowledge
In order to validate the course work, appropriate examination of the taught material is necessary.
The minimum duration of the Certificate program is 1 year and must not exceed 5 years.
The participants are expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the courses of the WVEPAH in their daily practical work in the field of poultry production and pathology. This activity is recorded in the form of a case log and case reports.
Candidates must hold a recognized university degree (diploma) in veterinary or agricultural science from a University or equivalent institution of higher learning. They must already have experience in the field of poultry. The non-veterinarians will participate in all teaching and will benefit from the same services as provided for the veterinarians but are not allowed to write the Certificate examination. At the end of each module they receive a “participation certificate” for the training.
The candidates must provide evidence that they worked full time in the field of poultry production during the total duration of the program.
How to register for the Certificate Program?
The application deadline will be defined following completion of two modules: a 'General' and a 'Specialized'. The participation in distance learning is compulsory for registration to the examination.
The date is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send an email (in the language of the concerned course) to the WVEPAH office email@example.com expressing your intention to participate in the program.
To apply for the CPAH *Poultry* Program please submit the following documents to WVEPAH in digital form and as an attachment in Word, PDF or JPG format.
1. Personal Identification
2. Evidence of academic background
3. Evidence of health insurance
4. Evidence of required professional environment and position
5. A detailed CV -->Download PDF template
6. A cover letter in English, Spanish or French
7. Selected course curriculum
Certificate Program Fees
The total certificate fee consists of:
A) University registration fee
B) Tuition fees
C) Examination fee
A) University registration fee
The Luxembourg University registration fee that corresponds with the Certificate examination period.
You will be enrolled as a student by the administration of the university after confirmation of your registration and payment has been completed.
Please forward payment only after having received the pre-registration confirmation.
B) Tuition fees
Not taking part in the examination will not result in a refund.
WVEPAH Terms and Conditions
You may choose to pay by:
Credit card (Visa / Mastercard)
Please indicate the card type, your card number, cardholders’ name, expiry date, the control number: 3 digit number to be found on the back of the card.
Bank transfer to the:
WVEPAH account no. IBAN: LU95 0028 5100 2301 0300
BIC Code: BILLLULL
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
69, route d’Esch
Please note that additional bank charges will not be accepted by WVEPAH
Who is responsible for the program?
The Certificate is offered by WVEPAH affiliated to the Luxemburg University in cooperation with the host university represented by its Veterinary Faculty, complying with the rules and regulations laid down by the Ministry of Education of the State of Luxemburg.
The Program is supervised by the “Veterinary Post Graduate Program Committee (VPGPC)” consisting of 4 Professors of Poultry Production and Pathology from various universities in the world and 2 Professors from the Science and Communication Faculty of the University of Luxembourg. One member is appointed as the chairman. The duties of the committee include:
If a candidate passed the exams concerning the module “Regulation” (Veterinarians). The VPGPC then officially transmits the results to OIE to validate them. This validation is mentioned on the final diploma.
The WVEPAH Faculty consists of 22 tutors (course masters), internationally recognized specialists from all over the world. In addition several members of the University of Luxembourg provide their expertise in management and their communication skills.
World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health
Organization International Epizooties (OIE).
WVEPAH Board Members:
European Association for Veterinary Specialization (EAVS), Luxemburg
Practicing veterinarian, Paris, France
EAVS Luxemburg; Practicing veterinarian, Birkenfeld Germany
Professor of Physiology, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg
EAVS, Luxemburg; Professor in Animal Neurology, University of Berne, Switzerland
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