Official Controls Qualification
(Animal Health Paraprofessional) OCQ(AHP)


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AHPs/COs Authorised by APHA in GB

The counts in the table below will be updated on the 1st of each month between 10.00 and 10.30am.


Qualification England Wales Scotland Total
OCQ(AHP) - ATT (Approved Tuberculin Tester) 145 4 0 148
OCQ(AHP) - CSO (Certification Support Officer) 634 85 93 752
OCQ(CO) - FCCO (Food Competent Certification Officer) 691 83 238 992

Please note:

The totals shown will not always be the sum of the number of ATTs, CSOs or FCCOs working in England, Wales and Scotland. This is due to some ATTs/CSOs/FCCOs being registered in more than one country (e.g. working across the border in both England and Wales).

The OCQ(AHP) - ATT count gives the number of fully authorised ATTs. It does not include the number of ATTs with conditional status who are still in training. 

ATTs are currently only authorised to work in England. Any appearing in the 'Wales' and 'Scotland' columns have incorrectly entered their place of work and should be added to the 'England' total instead until they have updated their information.

FCCO numbers will not reflect the actual number of authorised FCCOs until 1st June 2022, by which time all existing FCCOs will be included in the new system of authorisation.

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