An important part of university activities is providing lifelong education. The Institue of Lifelong Learning at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno provides professional education for obtaining first or second degree certification for government certified veterinarians. It also offers education for obtaining certification based on certain laws, such as performing audits of food production companies, supervision over animal welfare including experimental animals and, among others, obtaining authorization to transport animals.The Institue of Lifelong Learning further provides specialized courses and seminars also for the general public. A special form of Lifelong Learning is the University of the Third Age. The University of the Third Age is designed for senior citizens and is divided in four programs: Man and Animal, Man and Healthy Food, Man and Medicaments, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Lifelong Learning at the UVPS Brno is very popular and studies generally end with a certificate of completion of the given course.