The Pet Professional Guild

Credentialing Resources


Certificants are “Informed by Science, Guided by Empathy,

Governed by Ethics” TM


Working Towards Professionalizing The Pet Industry  By  Encouraging Pet Dog Trainers and Behavior Consultants to Demonstrate Competency!

The Accreditation Board offers the only Accredited Training Technician & Professional Canine Trainer certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, pain, force, or fear in pet training and behavior practices. The Board also offers the only psychometrically sound examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support humane and scientific practices. 

Competency is Mission Critical!

The Accreditation Board Set a High Standard. For each of our three credentialing levels competency is assessed through Knowledge, Basic Training Skills, Creating a Positive Conditioned Emotional Response, and Running Classes and for the Behavior Consultant, we assess the ability to manage a behavior case through the submission of four case studies. 

The Pet Professional Accreditation Board currently provides three levels of credentials. 

Each level has 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 particular page relating to that credential.

How To Get Started

  1.  Check over the eligibility criteria.
  2. Begin your application and pay your credentialing fee
  3. During the application, you will be asked to attest to these minimum criteria.
  4. Receive a confirmation email that contains all the necessary information you need to progress through your credential gatekeepers