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CEIV Live Animals

Animal safety and welfare: our priority

Driven by industry standards, the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Live Animals Logistics establishes baseline standards to improve the level of competency, infrastructure and quality management in the handling and transportation of live animals throughout the supply chain.

Organizations that are undergoing an assessment, which covers their quality management systems and operational procedures, will receive a certification from IATA and be listed in a registry on the IATA webpage upon successful completion and compliance with the program standards.

Key Benefits

  1. Improve animal welfare and safety through appropriate quality and risk management
  2. Enhance standardization in the handling and transportation of live animals
  3. Enforce compliance with the Live Animal Regulations (LAR)
  4. Elevate staff competency through efficient and robust training programs
  5. Raise professionalism in the industry as well as quality services
  6. Enable increased collaboration amongst stakeholders and certified trade lanes 
  7. Promote a uniform approach in a multimodal environment for the transportation of live animals
  8. Reinforce trust through transparency and communication


Process Standards News How To Apply Registry Resources

The process to achieve CEIV Live Animal certification and to maintain it includes the following 6 parts: 

1: Planning

Setup a project organization team. Within the team define the scope of work, accountabilities, and deliverables, and communication plan. 

2: Training

Follow the Management of Live Animals Logistics Training destined for personnel involved in the handling and transport of live animals and working for airlines, ground handling, freight forwarding and animal shipping companies.

3: Assessment

Carry out an assessment of the handling and transport of live animals against the dedicated CEIV Live Animals Logistics audit checklist to ensure compliance with existing standards, requirements and the Live Animals Regulations (LAR).

4: Validation

Conduct a final validation to verify the findings and the gap analysis made during the assessment have been addressed to ensure that the organization meets the program's objectives.

5: Certification

Being recognized and registered as a “Center of Excellence for Live Animals Logistics” after successful completion of the training and validation parts. The certificate is valid for 36 months.

6: Re-certification

It includes a refresher training and a re-validation to check and ensure continued compliance with the program's objectives.

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