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





Have a look at what you will need to submit to ensure you meet our Credential Standards


Transfer FAQ's

As we receive questions from you we will add them here to aid future applicants.  In short our current  credentialing levels, three of them,  require skill and knowledge testing. 

To successfully transfer a credential across to PPAB you will need to provide certified proof of passing these two elements from a reputable credentialing body.  You can part transfer in one component and supplement the transfer with correct  video submission to us directly based on the PPAB criteria. These criteria can be found in our level guides.  



Question One.
  If i have had my skills assessed by one eligible organization and my knowledge by another can i use these to transfer my credential?

Answer. 
 Yes you can. As  long as you meet the knowledge and skill criteria for the level you are transferring into that is the only criteria. It is important that through the transfer process we do not dilute the current PPAB credential skill and knowledge testing level. 

Question Two. 
 If i wanted to transfer into PCT- A and have a CPDT-KA only not the KSA, do i have to submit the videos for skill testing?


Answer. YES. The transfer process does not in anyway dilute or lower the expectation and level of the PPAB credential.  Please read the PCT-A Guide on the skill video requirements. You can download it here. 

There is an $50.00 fee for assessing your skill videos.

Question Three.  If i am a CPDT-KSA and a CBCC-KA can i transfer directly into the PCBC-A?
 Answer. No you will need to meet the entire criteria for the  PCBC-A which includes several case studies. Your current credential meets the criteria for knowledge and skills only  see page 24 in the PCBC-A Study Guide for more information.
 Question Four. If i have had all of my skills tested by an eligible credentialing organization but do not have proof of any examination what do i need to do?  Answer. At the CTT-A level You will then submit your transfer application and after assessment we would determine that you would need to sit our examination to prove competency with knowledge. You can then download the relevant study guide and coordinate with us an examination date. A fee for the examination will apply. $50.00
 Question Five. How can i find out what the criteria are for the current PPAB credentials? Answer. Here are the study guides for each level
Canine Training Technician
Professional Canine Trainer
Professional Canine Behavior Consultant
 Question Six. Do i have to send you my exam questions and answers from my current credential organization  Answer. No you do not. You need to upload in your submission form a copy of your pass confirmation from your school. Most credible schools do not provide the complete list of questions or answers as this would impact the integrity of their examination process. We do need to see a certified document that shows you  took the test and passed it. 









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