Welcome to the web site of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the international testing and certification resource for animal training and behavior professionals.
Whether you are looking for help with an animal or are interested in becoming certified through the CCPDT, we have the information you need on this site.
Dog owners, veterinarians, and shelters or rescue organizations can locate certified animal training and behavior professionals through our search and find other valuable resources on the menu to the left.
If you have questions or problems along the way, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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Please make note of the changes to Recertification and upcoming change to the testing fee and eligibility
The recertification process is to take place online except for the application and payment of fee. We will not accept incomplete applications where the Item Submission and Code of Ethics are not submitted online. You can confirm the status of your Item Submission and Code of Ethics online when you log on to the website and look under My Credentials. Prior to sending in your recertification application and fee please be sure the Item Submission and Code of Ethics are showing a green check.
Effective January 1, 2014 there will be no discount for Professional Membership fees. All candidates will need to pay the $385 testing fee.
Effective January 1, 2014 there will be a change in the eligibility requirements for the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA. Be sure to download the handbook as of January 1 to obtain the updated requirements.