CETA/ACTE Certification is both technique and species specific.
• A practitioner wishing to be certified by the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association must meet certain competency requirements and pass both written and practical examinations that are supervised by qualified embryo transfer and reproduction specialists.
What does certification mean to the producer?
Producers can choose a CETA/ACTE Certified Practitioner with confidence, knowing that they will be provided with quality, informed services that will result in consistent, industry standard results. A list of CETA/ACTE Certified Practitioners can be obtained using the ‘Members Search’ on the “Members” page.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which has jurisdiction over import and export of embryos and semen, requires CETA/ACTE Certification as part of their approval process. Practitioners must be approved by CFIA in order to collect and freeze embryos for export. This is a very important point to consider when choosing a transplant team to collect your embryos.
Is my practitioner CETA/ACTE certified?
You will know that the embryo transfer practitioner is 'certified' by the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association, if he/she is displaying either of the logo(s) found at the top of this page.