Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants for The CTT-A Credential

All applicants must agree to the Pet Professional Accreditation Board Guiding Principles and operating policies. A violation in this code of ethics will result in an immediate removal of any credentials. View the Guiding Principles here

• Applicants must be over the age of 21

• All Applicants must be able to demonstrate their training experience in at least one of the following ways;

- Over a period of 12 months, a minimum of 50 hours experience of group training classes One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 45-60 minutes of one group class 

 • Applicants must have completed 10 continuing education credit hours at professional seminars, workshops and/or webinars during the previous two years or less. See our CEU policy here

• Applicants can be either full-time or part-time professionals or volunteers in a force-free training environment; eligibility is determined by the number of hours of experience and acquisition of CEU points.

• Applicants must provide one written references from a PPG Professional or Associate Member confirming their date of entry into the industry and confirming their logged hours of training. A second reference must be provided from a client of the applicant.

• Applicants must provide proof of business insurance. (North America, Australia and any other countries that provide professional insurance.) or insurance cover for the organization in which they are working or volunteering

• Renewal eligibility occurs every 24 months. Canine Training Technicians must provide proof of 10 CEU's and a $45.00 renewal fee.

Applicants for The PCT-A credential and The PCBC-A credential

  1. All applicants must agree to the Pet Professional Accreditation Board Guiding Principles and operating policies.  A violation in these code of ethics will result in an immediate removal of any  credentials. View the Guiding Principles here
  2. Applicants must be over the age of 21
  3.  All Applicants must be able to demonstrate 300 hours experience of group training classes and/or 150 hours of private training consultations to be eligible to apply for the license. One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 60 minutes of private training or 1 x 60 minutes of one group class. 
  4.  Applicants must have completed 30 continuing education credit hours at professional seminars, workshops and/or webinars during the previous three years or less.  See our CEU policy here
  5. Applicants can be either full-time or part-time professionals; eligibility is determined by the number of hours of experience.
  6.  Applicants must provide proof of business insurance. (North America, Australia and any other countries that provide professional insurance.)
  7.  Applicants must have a professional and up-to-date website or a professional Facebook Business Page reflecting their complete business details, address, contact information, training philosophy and services offered. The website must include  information that is required to ensure consumer transparency.
  8. Applicants must provide two written references from fellow professionals confirming their date of entry into the industry and confirming their logged hours of training. 
  9. Renewal eligibility occurs every 24 months. Licenses must provide proof of 20 CEU's and a $45.00 renewal fee. 
  10. government issued photo ID for the proctored examination

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