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






The Accreditation Process 

Applicants who pass the accreditation requirements will earn specific titles which may be used after their names. 

  1. Canine Training Technician - (Accredited) (CTT-A)
  2. Professional Canine Trainer (Accredited) (PCT-A) 
  3. Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (Accredited) (PCBC-A) 
Below you will find the Application Manual and Study Guide for each level. You can open this in ISSUU or download it as a PDF from the individual pages in the menu above.


Eligibility  CTT-A

·       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.

·       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:

o   Over a period of 12 months, a minimum of 50 hours’ experience of group training classes or 50 hours of private training of pet dog manners to be eligible to apply.  One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 45-60 minutes of one group class or 1 x 45-60 minutes of private training

Or

o   Over a period of 24 months, a minimum of 70 hours’ experience of group training classes or 70 hours of private training of pet dog manners to be eligible to apply.  One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 45-60 minutes of one group class or 1 x 45-60 minutes of private training

·       Applicants must have completed 10 continuing education credit hours at professional seminars, workshops and/or webinars during the previous two years or less. 

·       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 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 require  professional insurance.) or insurance cover for the organization in which they are working or volunteering

·       Renewal eligibility occurs every 24 months. Training Technicians must provide proof of 10 CEU's over the past 24 months and a US$45.00 renewal fee. 

Applicants who pass the Training Technician Assessment will earn a specific title which may be used after their names.



Eligibility PCT-A

·       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. 

·       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:

o   170 hours over the past 12 months of group training classes and/or private training of pet dog manners.  One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 45-60 minutes of one group class or 1 x 45-60 minutes of private training

Or

o   Over a period of 24 months, a minimum of 200 hours’ experience of group training classes and/or private training of pet dog manners to be eligible to apply.  One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 45-60 minutes of one group class or 1 x 45-60 minutes of private training

·       Applicants must have completed 20 continuing education credit hours at professional seminars, workshops and/or webinars during the previous two years or less.  

·       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 require professional insurance.) or insurance cover for the organization in which they are working or volunteering

·       Renewal eligibility occurs every 24 months. Professional Canine Trainers must provide proof of 20 CEU's over the past 24 months and a US$45.00 renewal fee. 

·       If you are applying to undertake the Professional Canine Trainer credential and you have passed the Canine Training Technician credential within 12 months of your CTT-A attainment, please apply to the PPAB for credit for some of your videos.  

Applicants who pass the Professional  Canine Trainer assessment will earn a specific title (PCT-A) which may be used after their names.



Eligibility PCBC-A

·       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.

·       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:

o   300 hours over the past 12 months of group training classes and/or 150 hours of private training of pet dog manners.  One training hour unit is defined as 1 x 45-60 minutes of one group class or 1 x 45-60 minutes of private training

·       Applicants must have completed 30 continuing education credit hours at professional seminars, workshops and/or webinars during the previous two years or less.  

·       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 and a third from a veterinarian.

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

·       Renewal eligibility occurs every 24 months. Professional Canine Behavior Consultants  must provide proof of  20 CEU's over the past 24 months and a US$45.00 renewal fee. 

·       If you are applying to undertake the Professional Canine Behavior Consultant credential and you have passed the Professional Canine Trainer  credential within 12 months of your PCT-A attainment, please apply to the PPAB for credit for some of your videos.  

Applicants who pass the Professional Canine Behavior Consultant assessment will earn a specific title (PCBC-A) which may be used after their names.

Your CTT-A Application Manual and Study Guide
Your PCT-A Application Manual and Study Guide
Your PCBC-A Application Manual and Study Guide >
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