Licensing of Commercial Poultry Testers, Fayetteville

Thu, April 20, 201712:45 PM - 5:00 PM

TO: All Interested Parties

FROM: Dr. Melissa Yates, Assistant State Veterinarian/NPIP Administrator

SUBJECT: Licensing of Commercial Testers for Pullorum-Typhoid and other NPIP regulated testing for Poultry

2017 Poultry Testing Schools have been scheduled for Thursday, April 20th in Fayetteville and Thursday, April 27th in Little Rock.

The school in Fayetteville will be held at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Auditorium, 2536 North McConnell. Take Exit 66 off of I-540. Registration for the Fayetteville school will begin at 12:45 p.m. with the class convening at 1:00 p.m. The class should end late-afternoon.

Successful completion of these testing schools will result in the issuance of a Commercial Blood Tester's license. The licensing schedule is as follows:

1st attendance of school - 1 year license

2nd attendance of school - 2 year license

3rd attendance of school - 5 year license

Every 5 years thereafter, mail-in of payment and agreement will be acceptable.

All licenses must be in consecutive order according to the above schedule with no disruption in attendance or payment.

If more information is needed, please contact:

Dr. Melissa Yates @501-907-2254 or

Faye Ratthasombath @ 501-907-2258 or

Jane Elrod @ 501-907-2446 or