The Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority
A leaflet with some information about AMTRA and the role of SPQs in the UK classification and distribution system is enclosed with the Compendium publication. AMTRA is grateful to NOAH for including this leaflet.
AMTRA is recognised by the Secretary of State under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations as the body responsible for both training Suitably Qualified Persons and holding the register of current SQPs who are trained and qualified to advise on, prescribe and supply POM-VPS and NFA-VPS medicines.
More information is on the AMTRA website at
NOAH Certificate of Animal Health
All sales representatives of NOAH members and those non-members in the Compendium are required by the NOAH Code of Practice to be on the register of Marketing Authorisation Holder representatives. All representatives have to undergo thorough training and attain a specifically designed qualification to demonstrate that they have sufficient veterinary and technical knowledge to present information on the company's products in an accurate and responsible manner.
Until 1st January 2011 AMTRA managed the Register and training of Marketing Authorisation Holders representatives. In April 2010 it was announced that from 1st January 2011 NOAH would take over the maintenance of the register and will oversee the provision of appropriate professional training. Since 1st January 2011 the qualification is known as the NOAH Certificate of Animal Health (NCAH).