UPOV Distance Learning Course DL-205
Course dates 2013
Study period: May 13 to June 16, 2013
Final exam: June 10 to 16, 2013
On-line registration closed.
For Category 1 and 2 participants, all endorsements must be provided by May 1, 2013.
How to register for the UPOV DL-205 Course
Study period: November 11 to December 15, 2013
Registration: September 1 to October 15, 2013
Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention
The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants is pleased to inform you about the next sessions of the distance learning course "Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention" (DL-205). The objective of the course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the UPOV system of plant variety protection under the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. The course comprises 11 modules.
The course is followed on-line, via the internet. Each student studies at their own pace, on their PC or, alternatively, may download the course to study on paper. The course is estimated to require around 36 hours of study, which can be undertaken at any time within the 4-week study period. The course contains comprehensive explanations, diagrams, self-assessment questions and end of module tests to guide participants. Tutoring by UPOV experts provides students with the opportunity for further clarification and discussion.
The course materials and tutoring are available to the participants for a period of four weeks. The final exam is taken in the fifth week of the course. Certificates are issued at the end of the course.
The DL-205 course is particularly aimed at:
Government officials/officially appointed persons:
- responsible for running PBR offices
- responsible for drafting PBR legislation
- key staff of PBR offices
- organizers of DUS trials
- DUS examiners
- IP managers
- IP agents/attorneys
- IP students
Registrations can be made in three different categories:
Government officials of members of the Union nominated by the relevant representative to the UPOV Council
Officials of observer States / intergovernmental organizations nominated by the relevant representative to the UPOV Council
(One non-fee paying student per State / intergovernmental organization;
Additional students: CHF1,000 per student)