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Fees

New measures have been introduced to help UK-practising veterinary surgeons and those on the Practice Standards Scheme spread the cost of their annual renewal fees over the course of the calendar year in light of the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic: paying 50% of the full cost by 30 April, 25% by 30 September and the remaining 25% by 31 December 2020. 

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Fees for veterinary surgeons 2020

Registration fees

1 April 2020 - 30 September 2020 £364
1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021 £182
New graduates*   £182
Restricted (temporary)  £364
Restricted (temporary) - for practice restricted to 6 months or less £182

 

*Graduates graduating between 1 Jan 2020 and 30 Sept 2020 who are registering between 1 Apr 2020 and 30 Sept 2020

 

Annual renewal fee 2020-21

  By 30 April 2020 After 30 April 2020 *After 31 May 2020
UK-practising** £364 £399 £728
Practising outside the UK £182 £217 £546
Non-practising £60 £95 £424
Non-practising (70 years plus) No fee No fee No fee

 

*If the renewal fee in full is not received by 31 May 2020 then your name will be removed from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. In order to restore your name to the Register you will need to pay a restoration fee of £364, in addition to your registration fee. Please note during this time you will not be able to use the postnominal MRCVS and UK-practising vets will need to cease practising immediately.

Note: View the fee payable when changing your registration category (at the same time as paying your annual renewal fee)

**UK Practising members who opted to pay by instalments- 25% is due by 30 September 2020 and the remaining 25% by 31 December 2020.

 

Restoration fee after removal for non-payment 2020-21

  *Fee payable if restoring after removal for non-payment
UK-practising £728
Practising outside the UK £546
Non-practising £424

 

*If the renewal fee in full is not received by 31 May 2020 then your name will be removed from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. In order to restore your name to the Register you will need to pay a restoration fee of £364, in addition to your registration fee. Please note during this time you will not be able to use the postnominal MRCVS and UK-practising vets will need to cease practising immediately.

 

Restoration fee after voluntary removal

  1 April - 30 September 2020 1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021
UK-practising £455 £273
Practising outside the UK £273 £182
Non-practising £151 £121

 

 

Change of category: fees payable

 

1 April - 30 September 2020 1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021
From 'Practising outside the UK' to 'UK-practising' £182 payable £91 payable
From 'Non-practising' to 'UK-practising' £304 payable £152 payable
From 'Non-practising' to 'Practising outside the UK' £122 payable £61 payable
From 'UK-practising' to 'Practising outside the UK' £91 credit  (No credit, nothing payable)
From 'UK-practising' to 'Non-practising' £152 credit  (No credit, nothing payable)
From 'Practising outside the UK' to 'Non-practising'  £60 credit  (No credit, nothing payable)

 

Note: This table shows the fee payable for changing your registration category. If your category changes before 31 March 2020 you will need to pay the annual renewal fee for your new category from 1 April 2020. View the fee payable when changing your registration category (at the same time as paying your annual renewal fee).

 

Certificate fees

Replacement Membership Certificate £46
Letters of Good Standing £16
Letter of Good Standing (urgent request) £36
Right of Establishment Certificates £16
Provision of Services Certificates £16

 

Note: The above certificate fees include a VAT charge of 20%.

 

Fellowship RCVS (FRCVS) fees

Fellowship application fee £91
Fellowship annual fee £91

 

Membership RCVS (MRCVS) fees

Whole exam £2,500

 

Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice fees

Initial enrolment fee £72
CertAVP annual fee  £36
Synoptic exams £966
Accreditation fee up to 6 modules £361
Accreditation fee 7-12 modules £1,045
Accreditation fee over 12 modules £1,083

 

Specialist fees

Application: recognised qualification £90
Specialist annual fee  £90
EU Specialists annual listing fee  £45
Re-application fee £90
Restoration fee (plus annual fee for the year) £90

 

Advanced Practitioner fees

Application: recognised qualification £90
Annual fee paid by direct debit £90

 

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Fees for Registered Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP) & Practice Standards Scheme 2020

RVPP fees

Initial registration £34
Annual fee £34

 

Practice Standards Scheme fees

Initial joining fee £68
Initial inspection fee* £477
Annual fee***: main/standalone practice** £470
Annual fee***: branch practice** £129
Award fee (half day assessment)* £239

 

Note: Candidates must pay the relevant RVPP fee(s) until accredited.
*Not including chargeable expenses.
**Includes £34 RVPP fee if relevant.
***Practices who opted to pay by instalments- 25% is due by 30 September 2020 and the remaining 25% by 31 December 2020.

Also please note that the annual fee for a main/standalone practice covers 1 day of assessment every 4 years. A branch premises does not accrue an assessment day. Any additional assessment days exceeding the accrued amount will be charged to the practice to cover the assessor’s time and expenses.

Practice Standards fees include a VAT charge of 20%. RVPP fees are exempt.

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Fees for veterinary nurses 2020

Student enrolment fees

Enrolment (for all students) £196
Enrolment extension (for 1 year) £88
Temporary enrolment (for temporary or visiting students) £33

 

In addition to the RCVS enrolment fee, students must also pay a qualification registration fee to the relevant awarding organisation or university. Your college or university will be able to advise you further.

 

Registration & annual renewal fees

Registration fee (1 May - 31 October 2020) £93
Registration fee (1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021) £136
Assessment of qualifications - overseas application £155
Assessment of qualifications - overseas Acovene VN applications £77
Annual renewal fee (from 1 November 2020) £74
Period of supervised practice (PSP) registration fee £89

 

Restoration fee after removal for non-payment

Fee payable if restoring between 1 May - 31 October 2020 £93 (includes annual renewal fee)

Fee payable if restoring between 1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021

£136 (includes annual renewal fee)

 

Certificate and badge fees

Replacement veterinary nurse badge £49
Replacement certificate £46
VN Letter of good standing £16

 

Veterinary Nursing examination fees

Pre-registration practical (OSCE) £393
Pre-registration written £226
Pre-registration assessment- assignment or NPL £50
Familiarisation event £50
University examiner training - per day £2,186
Examiner training £50

 

Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing fees

Indexing fee: initial fee £72
Indexing fee: annual fee £42
Final assessment: conducted by university £186

 

Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing fees

Enrolment fee £72
Final assessment: conducted by university £186

 

Accreditation fees

New centre & course accreditation (for 5 yrs) & re-accreditation fee £2,878

 

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