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What is AETA Certification?
The American Embryo Transfer Association (AETA), representing organizations engaged in the commercial practice of embryo transfer, recognizes its responsibility and obligation to establish performance standards for the embryo transfer industry in order to enhance the public image of the industry and to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all records pertaining to the parentage of the resulting offspring.
The AETA Certification Program, established in 1985, is a voluntary program and is not contingent upon membership in the AETA. In order to be eligible for certification a practitioner must hold either (1) a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, or (2) a Ph.D. with emphasis in animal reproductive physiology. This individual must have passed the AETA Certification Exam. He/she has the necessary equipment available, and the knowledge to properly collect, freeze and thaw embryos.
The objective and purpose of the AETA Certification Program is to establish and maintain standards within the embryo transfer industry and to ensure that the certified practitioner meet or exceeds these standards while performing the procedures involved with the practice of embryo transfer.
The AETA Certification Program works closely with USDA/APHIS to qualify and meet specific protocols for export of U.S. bovine embryos to foreign markets.
How to become AETA Certified
How to maintain AETA Certification
A Certified Embryo Transfer Practitioner Certificate is available.
Additional questions? Contact the AETA Certification Committee.
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