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 Pet Professional Accreditation Board currently provides for three levels of credential.
Each level has an application eligibility criteria, an online test that assesses academic knowledge and a skill video requirements that demonstrate practical skills. The "Study Guide" for each level clearly describes each of these in great detail. You can also download the Study Guide for each level from the partiular page relating to that credential. Please see page menu below.
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Level 1. Canine Training Technician Study Guide
Level 1: Canine Training Technician Eligibility
Level 2. Professional Canine Trainer Study Guide
Level 2: Professional Canine Trainer Eligibility
Renewal eligibility occurs every 24 months. Professional Canine Trainers must provide proof of 20 CEU's
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 your videos.
Level 3. Professional Canine Behavior Consultant
Level 3: Canine Behavior Consultant Eligibility
If you are applying to undertake the Professional Canine Behavior Consultant credential and you have passed the Professional Canine Trainer credential within 24 months of your PCT-A attainment, please apply to the PPAB for credit for some of your videos.