Welcome To The Pet Professional Accreditation Board

Why Become Credentialed?

PPAB offers the only Accredited Training Technician and Professional Canine Trainer certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices. PPAB also offers the only psychometrically developed examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support these humane and scientific practices.

Canine Training Technicians complete and online examination and submit skill videos. Professional Canine Trainers also complete an online examination and submit skill videos and Canine Behavior Consultants complete an online proctored exam, submit skill videos for assessment and also complete and submit individual case studies.

Three levels of accreditation. 

Click the links below to learn more about each accreditation level

The Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) is operated by the Pet Professional Guild, the international organization for humane, scientific animal training and behavior consultants. You do not have to be a PPG  member to apply  and become credentialed through PPAB.  You do however have to meet and maintain the  eligibility criteria.  The Pet Professional Accreditation Program  is independent of any industry school, trade school, college or credentialing body. 

  1. Applicants who pass the requirements earn specific titles which may be used after their names.  
  2. We currently offer three programs: an accreditation for Professional Canine Training Technicians, an accreditation for Professional Canine Trainers and an accreditation for Canine Behavior Consultants. 
  3. Each  program has a rigorous path to completion. Please read the eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application, you will find these on the first page of each accreditation information. 
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Transfer Your Existing Credential

Why Transfer Your Credential To PPAB?

Many of you have an existing and recognized credential in the Pet Industry though an independent third party. It  was probably achieved prior to the development and launch of PPG and then its credentialing arm  The Pet Professional Accreditation Board.   You probably spent many hours studying for your examination and preparing and submitting your skill videos and case studies. Let's not also  forget the expense you had to budget to apply and complete the credential as well as the reoccurring fees to maintain it.  

Well now you can transfer this credential into PPAB at a minimal cost and with minimal work!

Share a credential carried by colleagues who believe Shock, Choke & Prong - Pain, Fear & Force are just not necessary! Click here

Canine Training Technician

Application Manual & Study Guide

Professional Canine Trainer.

Application Manual & Study Guide

Canine Behavior Consultant 

Application Manual & Study Guide

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