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 known as the NOAH Certificate of Animal Health (NCAH) to demonstrate that they have sufficient veterinary and technical knowledge to present information on the company's products in an accurate and responsible manner.
The NOAH Certificate of Animal Health (NCAH) is designed to give candidates a thorough grounding in animal physiology, animal disease and treatment options, as well as giving them full knowledge of the legal framework in which medicines are regulated, advertised and sold. It is aimed at sales staff in the animal health industry. All persons employed in the direct technical selling of veterinary medicines are required to acquire the NCAH, according to the NOAH Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines.
The NCAH is academically accredited by Harper Adams University (HAU) under its jurisdiction as an institution with its own academic qualification awarding powers. HAU also hosts the training courses and examinations.