Re-certification is required every three years to maintain an active BQA certification. Re-Certification Forms are available for download.

Documentation of Continued Education is required for re-certification. There are multiple ways to earn re-certification continued education credit: 

  • Attend an educational meeting (45 minutes or more) on a topic related to BQA. (Attending an in-person or online BQA Training qualifies) 
  • Individual consultation with your vet covering antibiotic use, drug residues, injections, herd health plan, or other topic at discretion of DVM. DVM must fill out information on bottom of the VCPR form and sign. (NYSCHAP participants: Yearly review with state and local vets is acceptable.) 
  • Online continued education is available at the link below. Simply read and review the materials and watch the videos before submitting the BQA Re-certification Exam. 

NYS BQA LEVEL II Re-Certification 

  • Provide an updated copy of your veterinarian-client-patient relationship form. The NYS BQA VCPR form can be used or a copy from your local veterinarian office. 

 Questions about your certification status or recertifying? Contact Chrissy at 315-339-6922 or email [email protected]

Beef Meeting Announcements 

For up-to-date announcements on beef related workshops and meetings throughout New York subscribe to the Cornell University Beef Cattle Management Blog. Many of the meetings can be used for BQA Continued Education.

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Online BQA Re-Certification Option 

Looking to update your BQA certification in a pinch? Available anytime. Review the NYS Re-Certification page linked here and submit an online exam to receive your continued education credit.  

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