Course Booking Request

7–16 February 2020

All applicants for the CPRWA course held at Malilangwe will be assessed on their background (clear evidence of a wildlife or conservation connection) as well as their need to gain experience or reinforce existing experience and motivation.
With regards countries:

Zimbabwe drug regulations require that Zimbabwean candidates take the course, sit and pass an examination before they can apply for a Dangerous Drugs License. Existing drug license holders are also obliged by law to do a refresher course every 5 years – so priority will be given, within reason, to Zimbabwean applicants.

NB: In order to be accepted on the Course, new non-veterinarian applicants residing and working in Zimbabwe need pre-approval from the  Zimbabwe Veterinary Association Wildlife Group (ZVA) on behalf of the Medicine Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ).

Applicants from outside of Zimbabwe will be assessed on merit on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited to 40 applicants, which allows a good lecturer to student teaching ratio, so applications should be submitted in a timely manner.



  1. NB Attendance of the course does NOT entitle any person to a Dangerous Drugs License or to procure, possess or administer any scheduled substance in Zimbabwe or any other country.
    Notwithstanding the fact that the course is accredited by the Zimbabwe Veterinary Association Wildlife Group (ZVA WG) and Medicine Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) for the purposes of training of Dangerous Drugs License (DDL) applicants in Zimbabwe, and notwithstanding the accreditation of the Course for the purposes of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of Veterinarians by the Council of Veterinary Surgeons of Zimbabwe (CVSZ) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) – attendance of the Course does NOT, in and of itself, entitle or permit any person to acquire, possess or administer any scheduled substance in Zimbabwe, nor in any other country.
  1. Only first-time non-veterinarians wishing to apply for a DDL in Zimbabwe as well as all sponsored students – regardless of their qualification or prior attendance – are obliged to write the examination. Any other student may elect to write the examination on a voluntary basis.
  2. For those students who are obliged or who choose to write the examination, please be advised that:
    • The Examination is structured as follows:
      1. Written Paper 1: General written paper – 120 marks; 120 minutes
      2. Written Paper 2: Safety and Regulatory aspects: 60 marks; 30 minutes
      3. 3 x 15-minute orals – Panel A = Physiology, Pharmacology and General Theory (20 marks); Panel B = equipment and practical questions (20 marks); Panel C = dart loading practical (10 marks).
    • For candidates to pass and be accredited as being competent in the safe and legal possession and administration of Dangerous Drugs:
      1. The candidate must achieve a sub-minimum of 65% in Written Paper 2 (Safety and Regulatory)
      2. The candidate must pass the overall examination with the pass-mark being determined by the Norm-Referenced Standard Method (pass mark = class average minus one standard deviation).

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By checking this box, the applicant acknowledges that:

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place on the course and selection remains at the disretion of the Course organisers & Zimbabwe Veterinary Association Wildlife Group selection committee.
Atendance of the Course and / or writing and passing of the examination does NOT automatically entitle the applicant to purchase, possess or administer scheduled medicines used in chemical restraint of wildlife in any jurisdiction, as control of said medicines is controlled by stringent regulations that differ from country to country.
Applications will be evaluated on 30 September of each year, whereafter the applicant will be notified of provisional acceptance, or otherwise, as well as next steps to finalise booking arrangements.
Final confirmation of booking will be subject to a first-pay-first-serve basis.