Welcome To The Pet Professional Accreditation Board

Why Become Credentialed?

  • Stand up for what you believe in!

  • Hold a credential that not only requires knowledge and skill assessment but also a set of ethics and guiding principles. 

  • 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.


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. 

Transfer Your Existing Credential and/or Gain a New One!

Many of you have an existing and recognized credential in the Pet Industry though an independent third party that may not completely reflect your philosophy 
OR 
You would like to use your existing credential to obtain a new one! click here


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