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
Continued Education Units Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide consistent, clear guidelines that can be applied by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board when determining whether to approve or deny Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the purposes of obtaining and renewing the PPAB accreditation.
Eligibility and Calculation of CEUs
Educational Events As Approved By PPAB
CEUs may be granted to the following types of educational events herein referred to as "course/seminar":
CEUs will only be granted for courses/seminars whose content covers one (1) or more of the current Core Competencies for which the applicant is seeking CEUs.
Course/seminar content must be based on current, scientifically-valid principles.
The PPAB reserves the right to request additional information regarding the validity of the content. PPAB Committee will have final determination on course/seminar content validity in order to gain PPAB CEUs
Additionally, professional development courses/seminars that fall outside the Core Competencies, but meet all other CEU requirements are allowed.
As an Attendee/Participant
As a Presenter
Presenters can earn 1.5 CEUs per hour of presentation/lecture, when the course/seminar meets the subject matter and scientific qualifications outlined under eligibility. There is a maximum of 8 hours given for presenter CEUs
Animal training classes regularly offered to the general public as part of a Member’s animal training and/or behavior consulting business do not qualify for CEUs.
Authoring Articles - An “article” is defined as a researched piece of work, approximately 1000 words or more, with references, quotes and citations. An animal industry publication is defined by The PPG as the distribution of printed or electronic reproductions by an industry organization for sale to the public or as a benefit of paid membership.
Authoring Books - A “book” is defined as a researched piece of work, approximately 40 pages or more with references, quotes and citations.
Limitations on CEU Credits
Application and Verification of Attendance for CEU Credit
Verification of Attendance
Appeal for Denied CEUs
In the event that a CEU application is denied, the applicant may appeal to the PPAB Education Committee at CEU@credentialingboard.com. The applicant must submit evidence and information in support of the application in writing to support the appeal.
The PPAB Education Committee may, at its sole discretion, request additional information prior to ruling on the appeal. Approval of an appeal requires a two-thirds majority to pass. If the appeal is not granted by the PPAB Education Committee the applicant may not reapply for CEUs for the same course/seminar unless the course/seminar content has been significantly altered.