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


What Sets PPAB Credentials Apart

A key component of our PPAB credentials is that each one of our three levels tests both knowledge and skills. 

At each level the skill requirement and knowledge criteria are different.  If your current credential does not include skill or knowledge assessment, then you will be required to submit skill videos or take the appropriate examination in line with the credential you are transferring into.


Operational Guidelines & STEPS


  1. Determine which credential you would like to transfer into - see descriptions here 
  2. Read the eligibility requirements for the level you have chosen
  3. Ensure you are in compliance with the PPAB  ethics 
  4. Complete the application form and pay your transfer fee of $50.00
  5. Complete the documentation form and submit your necessary documents ( 6 month requirement to complete this). 
  6. We will work with you to audit your current credentials and determine what is missing to expedite the transfer process.  
  7. Additional small fees may apply if you need to re-take and examination with PPAB or submit additional skill videos


Important Note
You can begin the transfer process, submit your documents and then complete the credential with us if you are missing  an important component. So your current credential can be used to complete certain parts. 
For example if you are a CPDT-KA and you wish to transfer into our PCT-A then you can transfer in your knowledge testing through your examination results and then complete the PCT-A requirements by submitting your skill videos

In short our current three level PPAB credentials 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. See our FAQs 



Transfer Gatekeepers

Gatekeeper One - Your Certified Copies!

You will need to submit a  certified copy of your current examination and/or skills and ID. Please check the eligibility for the level you are requesting to transfer into. Click here to understand what certified copies means

 Gatekeeper Two  -  What Else Do You Need To Submit?

We have created a matrix to help you understand what is required from you. We are adding credentialing organizations as we receive applications. At that time we will review their  requirements and add them to the matrix. 


 1. Please look up the credential you currently hold

2. Then look to the credential you wish to transfer into

3. This will then show you what you need to supplement your documents with

4. You can then download your guide to read the specific information regarding your video submissions or if you need to sit one of our exams. 

Gatekeeper Three - Examinations 

If you are required to take an examination, please contact us so we can help you set this up. The price for the examination is as follows:

CTT-A is $45.00

PCT-A is $45.00

PCBC-A is $85.00

Once you have passed Gatekeeper Three you can move on to four.

Gatekeeper Four- Skill Videos

If you are required to submit any skill videos please see the study guide for the length and requirements. The price for video submission is as follows:

$5.00 per video with a cap of $50.00 if you need to submit several, more than 10.

Gatekeeper Five - For Behavior Consultants, Case Studies

If your current credential did not require you to complete behavior case studies and you are applying for PCBC-A then please follow the directions to submit your case studies. 

 Study Guides

Canine Training Technician

Professional Canine Trainer

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant



The Pet Professional Accreditation Board - Credential Transfer. 

Starting on January 15, 2018, the Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB), grants permission for specific industry credentials to be transferred to PPAB under special circumstances. Each specific level has operational guidelines and eligibility criteria that has to be met by the transferring candidate. 

The Guidelines 

PPAB currently operates three levels of pet industry credentials. Each level requires the candidate to meet specific eligibility criteria and then follow an incremental process to reach accreditation. At each credential level this process includes the testing of both academic knowledge and mechanical skills. To transfer a credential into PPAB at any level the candidate must  be able to demonstrate  that they have correlating ethics in place, a competent knowledge and the practical skills to carry out their  craft at the level to which they are applying.  If only one component of the credential requirement can be demonstrated through the candidates current credential then they will be required to supplement their application through either the taking of an examination or the submission of specific skill videos. 

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