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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The PPAB credentials are very rigorous. Applicants are required to meet a strict eligibility requirements, show a strong knowledge and competent mechanical skills, supported by people coaching skills.  If your current credential meets the transferal requirement then please complete an application to transfer into the PPAB credential system. 

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Get Started Today

Getting started is very easy!

  1. Download your application & study guide
  2. Complete your eligibility application with your  training hour log and your reference letters
  3. Complete your knowledge base exam
  4.  Complete Your videos
  5.  Behavior applicants - submit your case studies


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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