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


Level 1. Canine Training Technician Study Guide

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  1. Review your eligibility for each level
  2. Download your guide
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Level 1: Canine Training Technician Eligibility 

  •  All applicants must agree to the Pet Professional Accreditation Board Guiding Principles and operating policies.  
  •  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:
  • 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

  • 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 a colleague or PPG member who can confirm their date of entry into the industry and confirm their logged hours of training. A second reference must be provided from a client of the applicant or a veterinarian.
  •  Applicants must provide proof of business insurance. (North America, Australia and any other countries that provide professional insurance.) or insurance cover for the organization in which they are working or volunteering


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