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Fees for veterinary surgeons 2022

Registration fees

For applicants registering between 1 April 2022 - 30 September 2022 £364
For applicants registering between 1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023 £182
New graduates* £182
Restricted (temporary)  £364
Restricted (temporary) - for practice restricted to 6 months or less £182

*Graduates graduating between 1 Jan 2022 and 30 Sept 2022 who are registering between 1 Apr 2022 and 30 Sept 2022

Annual renewal fees 2022-23

  On or before 30 April 2022 From 1 May through to 31 May 2022
UK-practising* £364 £399 (includes higher fee £35)
Practising outside the UK £182 £217 (includes higher fee £35)
Non-practising £60 £95 (includes higher fee £35)
Non-practising (70 years plus)** No fee No fee

*Annual renewal fees fall due on 1st April each year. If the renewal fee is not received in full by 31 May 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 a 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.

** To change your category to Non-practising (70 years plus), please contact the Registration Department.

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

Restoration fee after removal for non-payment 2022-23

  *Fee payable if restoring after removal for non-payment
UK-practising £728 (£364 + £364)
Practising outside the UK £546 (£364 + £182)
Non-practising £424 (£364 + £60)

*Annual renewal fees fall due on 1st April each year. If the annual renewal fee is not received in full by 31 May 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 a 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 2022 1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023
UK-practising £455 £273
Practising outside the UK £273 £182
Non-practising £151 £121

In order to restore your name to the Register you will need to pay a restoration fee of £91, in addition to a 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.

Change of category: fees payable

Date of change of category: 1 April - 30 September 2022  1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023
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 n/a
From 'UK-practising' to 'Non-practising' £152 credit n/a
From 'Practising outside the UK' to 'Non-practising'  £60 credit n/a

Note: This table shows the fee payable for changing your registration category. If your category changes before 31 March 2022 you will need to pay the annual renewal fee for your new category from 1 April 2022. 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 £17
Letter of Good Standing (urgent request) £37
Riding Establishment Certificates £16

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

Fellowship RCVS (FRCVS) fees

Fellowship application fee £95
Fellowship annual fee £97
Old Fellowship Thesis: Submission £1,230
Old Fellowship Thesis: Resubmission £615
Old Fellowship MCL: Preliminary £486
Old Fellowship MCL: Submission £1,230

Membership RCVS (MRCVS) fees

Whole exam £2,500

Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice fees

Initial enrolment fee £76
CertAVP annual fee  £38
Synoptic exams £1,025
Accreditation fee up to 6 modules £383
Accreditation fee 7-12 modules £1,109
Accreditation fee over 12 modules £1,149

Specialist fees

Application: recognised qualification (covers application and first year of listing) £95
Specialist annual listing fee  £95
EU Specialists annual listing fee  £48
Re-application fee £95
Restoration fee (plus annual listing fee for the year) £95

Advanced Practitioner fees

Application: recognised qualification (covers application and first year of listing) £95
Annual fee paid by direct debit £95

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Fees for Registered Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP) & Practice Standards Scheme 2022

RVPP fees

Initial registration £34
Annual fee £34

Practice Standards Scheme fees

Initial joining fee £72
Initial inspection fee* £506
Annual fee: main/standalone practice** £498
Annual fee: branch practice** £137
Award fee (half day assessment)* £211

Note: Candidates must pay the relevant RVPP fee(s) until accredited.
*Not including chargeable expenses.
**Includes £34 RVPP fee if relevant.

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 2022

Student enrolment fees

Enrolment (for all students) £202
Enrolment extension (for 1 year) £90
Temporary enrolment (for temporary or visiting students) £34

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 2022)  £100
Registration fee (1 November 2021 - 30 April 2022) £136
Assessment of qualifications - overseas application £164
Assessment of qualifications - overseas Acovene VN applications £82
Annual renewal fee (from 1 November 2022) £74
Period of supervised practice (PSP) registration fee £91

Restoration fee after voluntary removal

If you restore to the Register within 18 months of voluntarily removing your name, you must pay the annual renewal fee only.

Fee payable if restoring between 1 November 2021 - 30 April 2022

Fee payable if restoring between 1 May - 31 October 2022

£74 (Annual renewal fee)

£37 (Reduced annual renewal fee)

If you restore to the Register more than 18 months after voluntarily removing your name from the Register, you must pay the annual renewal fee plus a £62 restoration fee.

Fee payable if restoring between 1 November 2021 - 30 April 2022

Fee payable if restoring between 1 May - 31 October 2022

£136 (Restoration fee plus annual renewal fee)

£99 (Restoration fee plus reduced annual renewal fee)

Restoration fee after removal for non-payment

If you restore to the Register after removal for non-payment, you must pay the annual renewal fee plus a £62 restoration fee.

Fee payable if restoring between 1 November 2021 - 30 April 2022

Fee payable if restoring between 1 May - 31 October 2022

£136 (Restoration fee plus annual renewal fee)

£99 (Restoration fee plus reduced annual renewal fee)

Certificate and badge fees

Replacement veterinary nurse badge £52
Replacement certificate £47
VN Letter of good standing £17

Veterinary Nursing examination fees

Pre-registration practical (10 OSCE) £417
Pre-registration written £239
Pre-registration assessment- assignment or NPL £52
Familiarisation event £52
University examiner training - per day £2,319
Examiner training £52

Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing fees

Indexing fee: initial fee £74
Indexing fee: annual fee £43
Final assessment: conducted by university £198
Final assessment: conducted by RCVS £601

Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing fees

Enrolment fee £76
Certification Fee £192

Accreditation fees

New programme accreditation (for 5 yrs) & re-accreditation fee £4,635
Additional Quality Monitoring Fees: Remote audit activity £721
Additional Quality Monitoring Fees: Attended audit activity £1081

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