7/10/2023 News Update - The Pet Professional Accreditation Board has updated the eligibility process and the skill testing criteria. Please download the new guides for more information
Certificants are "Informed by Science, Guided by Empathy, Governed by Ethics" TM
Each level has
The “Study Guide” for each level describes these in great detail. You can download the Study Guide for each level from the particular page relating to that credential.
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The Accreditation Board sets a high standard. For each of the three credentialing levels, competency is assessed through
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Question: How does the concept of competence impact the work of professional dog trainers and pet care providers?
Answer: Professional competence is the “broad professional knowledge, attitude, and skills required to work in a specialized area or profession. Disciplinary knowledge and the application of concepts, processes, and skills are required in a test of professional competence in any particular field.” (Reference, 2019).
When speaking to the practice of counseling, Welfel (2009, p.81) points out that “professional competence is the most ethical obligation a professional has in their field of expertise.”
To be competent means, a professional is knowledgeable, schooled in the theory and research of their industry, and has the necessary skills to apply that field of knowledge to a working situation with their clients (Tudge, 2010).
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