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The below information only applies to training courses in England, Scotland and Wales. If you are wishing to train to implant microchips in dogs within the Republic of Ireland, then please contact the Irish Kennel Club.
The compulsory microchipping legislation for dogs introduced across the UK now states that all new learners wanting to train to microchip dogs must attend a training course that has been approved by the relevant Government department for that purpose. All courses must now comply with the National Occupational Standards, which the MTA helped to develop. We are currently in process of setting up to be able to offer a compliant course, and hope to be able to offer training in England, Scotland and Wales. We aim to deliver training that is cost effective, whilst still ensuring implanters receive the highest standard of training. Our course aims to train implanters who are fully confident in understanding how microchips work, the implantation and registration process, as well as the knowledge to ensure they can educate pet owner's of their responsibilities under any relevant legislation. We also offer complete support for implanters, and are always happy to provide advice on any queries implanters may have - be it technical, legislative or anything in between.
If you have received previous training, then please see our compulsory microchipping FAQs for how the changes will affect you.
We are currently working with one the countries two most experienced trainers and they will train you at home or in small groups.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone your details to 01962-813554.
We also have a brand new course that we spent a year developing which DEFRA are sitting on, they are 'revising their systems' at the moment and can't tell us when they will be able to give us the go ahead. But please watch this space.
We will update this page and people on our course waiting list as soon as we have more information available.
Please be aware that any training providers offering courses on microchip implantation in dogs - all training providers running courses for this purpose must be offering a training course that has been approved by the relevant Government department.
For more information about the QCF and the National Occupational Standards click here.