Diplomates of EBVS-recognized colleges have to submit their credentials every 5-years to their College for re-evaluation and re-certification of their Diplomate status. The information required for re-evaluation is standardised and included on a form that has been approved by EBVS. The information required covers the portfolio of Diplomate activities in those past 5 years.The re-evaluation is conducted by a committee chaired by the ECVPT Credentials committee chair. The results of re-evaluations conducted by ECVPT are submitted to EBVS as part of the College's annual return.