SAVC Registration Examination information for veterinary technologists

The SAVC registration examination for holders of non-prescribed veterinary technology qualifications, or persons having to re-register, is offered on an annual basis. It is advisable that prospective candidates give themselves eighteen (18) months to prepare for the examination.

In order to be registered with the SAVC, a candidate must pass both the Computer-Based Examination and the Practical Examination.

Only candidates who pass the Computer-Based Examination by achieving a progression mark of 50% will be allowed entry into the Practical Examination.

A final combined mark of 50% is required to pass the registration examination and allow registration. The final combined mark will be calculated as follows:

Computer-Based Examination 50%
Practical Examination 50%

The SAVC provides for the following examinations:

Annual examinations

SAVC registration examination

  • The SAVC offers an annual registration examination for holders of foreign and non-prescribed qualifications as well as persons who have been removed from the register for more than three years.
  • The examination consists of a theory (computer-based) examination as well as a practical examination. The practical examination is made up of different panels – only persons who pass the theory examination are allowed access into the practical examination.

Jurisprudence examination 

  • The SAVC offers a veterinary Jurisprudence examination once a year for persons who were ordered by an Inquiry Body to sit, and pass, this examination as part of their sanction for unprofessional conduct, or for persons whose qualifications suffice for purposes of either registering with Council or being authorised by Council to perform certain functions of the profession, but they must familiarise themselves with the local Jurisprudence.

Examinations when bringing a new profession on board

Jurisprudence examination 

  • The SAVC offers a Jurisprudence examination when bringing a new profession on board, e.g. a veterinary physiotherapy Jurisprudence examination will be offered for the new veterinary physiotherapy profession.
  • Contact Lenora Erasmus at edu-coordinator@savc.org.za for examination information.

Special SAVC registration examination for bringing a new profession on board

  • The SAVC offers a special examination when bringing a new profession on board. Applications for registration and/or authorisation are evaluated and applicants may gain access, based on their training and experience, to components of the examination or to the full examination (theory and practice), at the discretion of the sub-committee for bringing the profession on board.

Information

The examination documents and rules are reviewed annually in January. Information, as well as the application and examination fees, change annually.

A candidate whose qualification/institution do not appear on the SAVC list and who is the first person to apply to sit the Council registration examination with that qualification must submit the full curriculum and course content to the SAVC administration for evaluation and approval to allow entry into the examination. Council, at any time, reserves the right to request curriculum detail from a candidate regardless of whether the qualification/institution appears on the stated lists. Council further reserves the right to request further supporting documentation as deemed necessary. The submission must be received before the end of December in the year prior to the year in which the candidate intends to apply to sit the examination. Submission of curricula does not automatically guarantee a place in the examination.

Application
A. A completed application form [A application form] &
B. [B checklist] signed before a Commissioner of Oaths in SA or at an SA embassy abroad.
Full payment in the amount of R 17 090 (admin fee of R517 included). Fees already paid are non-refundable.

Further details of the examination are available as per the listed links under items C-H below:
C. Examination Rules – to be read with the application form [A]
D. Computer-Based Examination template
E. Practical Procedure List to be read with Day 1 skills [H]
F. Information on the Examination
G. Preparation for the Examination
H. Day 1 skills

No application will be processed unless all documentation and payments are received. Applications must be received as a complete set of documents and may not be submitted in stages.
It is advisable to courier rather than post the application to ensure that the annual deadline of 31 May is met. No applications will be considered annually after 31 May of each year.

Submit the complete set of documents electronically to edu.coordinator@savc.org.za and courier a hard copy to the address listed below.
26 Victoria Link Street, Route 21 Corporate Park, Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria

Prospective applicants need to prepare for compliance with the examination requirements and read all documents.

VARIOUS SAVC examinations

The SAVC provides for the following examinations:

Annual examinations

SAVC registration examination

  • The SAVC offers an annual registration examination for holders of foreign and non-prescribed qualifications as well as persons who have been removed from the register for more than three years.
  • The examination consists of a theory (computer-based) examination as well as a practical examination. The practical examination is made up of different panels – only persons who pass the theory examination are allowed access into the practical examination.

Jurisprudence examination 

  • The SAVC offers a veterinary Jurisprudence examination once a year for persons who were ordered by an Inquiry Body to sit, and pass, this examination as part of their sanction for unprofessional conduct, or for persons whose qualifications suffice for purposes of either registering with Council or being authorised by Council to perform certain functions of the profession, but they must familiarise themselves with the local Jurisprudence.

Examinations when bringing a new profession on board

Jurisprudence examination 

  • The SAVC offers a Jurisprudence examination when bringing a new profession on board, e.g. a veterinary physiotherapy Jurisprudence examination will be offered for the new veterinary physiotherapy profession.
  • Contact Lenora Erasmus at edu-coordinator@savc.org.za for examination information.

Special SAVC registration examination for bringing a new profession on board

  • The SAVC offers a special examination when bringing a new profession on board. Applications for registration and/or authorisation are evaluated and applicants may gain access, based on their training and experience, to components of the examination or to the full examination (theory and practice), at the discretion of the sub-committee for bringing the profession on board.
Apply for the SAVC registration examination

Information

The examination documents and rules are reviewed annually in January. Information, as well as the application and examination fees, change annually.

A candidate whose qualification/institution do not appear on the SAVC list and who is the first person to apply to sit the Council registration examination with that qualification must submit the full curriculum and course content to the SAVC administration for evaluation and approval to allow entry into the examination. Council, at any time, reserves the right to request curriculum detail from a candidate regardless of whether the qualification/institution appears on the stated lists. Council further reserves the right to request further supporting documentation as deemed necessary. The submission must be received before the end of December in the year prior to the year in which the candidate intends to apply to sit the examination. Submission of curricula does not automatically guarantee a place in the examination.

Application
A. A completed application form [A application form] &
B. [B checklist] signed before a Commissioner of Oaths in SA or at an SA embassy abroad.
Full payment in the amount of R 17 090 (admin fee of R517 included). Fees already paid are non-refundable.

Further details of the examination are available as per the listed links under items C-H below:
C. Examination Rules – to be read with the application form [A]
D. Computer-Based Examination template
E. Practical Procedure List to be read with Day 1 skills [H]
F. Information on the Examination
G. Preparation for the Examination
H. Day 1 skills

No application will be processed unless all documentation and payments are received. Applications must be received as a complete set of documents and may not be submitted in stages.
It is advisable to courier rather than post the application to ensure that the annual deadline of 31 May is met. No applications will be considered annually after 31 May of each year.

Submit the complete set of documents electronically to edu.coordinator@savc.org.za and courier a hard copy to the address listed below.
26 Victoria Link Street, Route 21 Corporate Park, Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria

Prospective applicants need to prepare for compliance with the examination requirements and read all documents.