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


If you carry a valid credential at this time, or it has expired within the last 12 months then learn about how you can transfer your existing credential into PPAB. Click here to learn more and review the transfer matrix


Choose Your Level - Check Your Eligibility .

Complete Your Application
There are three Professional levels of accreditation.  Click the PDF link to download the Application Guide. 


  1. Before you apply please make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for the level you are choosing. 

    You can download the Application Manual and Study guide for each level below
  2. If you meet the criteria then please complete the eligibility application below
  3. You will then have access to a form where you can submit your CEUs, training hours and reference letters.
  4. To learn about our policies in terms of fees, references, CEUs and experience hours please click here 

Canine Training Technician

Level 1 - Application Manual & Study Guide

Click the PDF icon to download the full document. The manual includes all the information you need to undertake this credential

Professional Canine Trainer

Level 2 - Application Manual & Study Guide

Click the PDF icon to download the full document. The manual includes all the information you need to undertake this credential. 

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant

Level 3 - Application Manual & Study Guide

Click the PDF icon to download the full document. The manual includes all the information you need to undertake this credential.

 A recommended reading list can be found here 


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