According to swiss legislation, each person performing animal experimentation and each person responsible for animal experimentation must follow continuous education courses, representing at least 4 days per period of 4 years
Continuous education might be
- theoretical courses
- practical courses
- seminars or symposia
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To prevent omissions and facilitate counting in e-TV, keep in mind "1 day per year"
If you miss continuous education courses since long time, cantonal veterinarian authorities may require you register again to module 1 and/or module 2.
If your profile is not correctly updated in e-TV when asking for a new license or renewal of a licence, your demand will stay in stand-by until you will have attended all missing continuing education days
If your project doesn't involve animal models for a while, you must anyway attend continuing education courses to keep validity of your module 1; you must keep all certificates and provide them to concerned persons at time you will start again your work with animals.
If you leave Switzerland, you will need to up-date your continuous education when returning if you start again to work with animals. European Directive also require continuing education; keep your certificates.