The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) has announced that registration for the next Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) exam is now open. The next exam will be offered February 11-25, 2017. The deadline to register is January 26, 2017. Pet care professionals are invited to learn more and register for the exam here.
Earlier this month, PACCC revealed the first class of pet care pros to successfully pass the first independent certification exam and gain their CPACP credentials. The CPACP announcement is available online here.
PACCC was founded by industry leaders to bring independent certification to the pet care services industry, an important step for a rapidly growing, easy-to-enter industry. The CPACP exam tests the comprehensive knowledge of professionals in charge of the daily handling of the animals of a professional pet care business, overseeing every aspect of an animal’s well-being while in their care. To initially qualify to take the CPACP exam, the applicant must meet minimum education requirements, have a minimum of 500 hours of experience and provide letters of reference from veterinarians and other pet care industry professionals. The in-depth examination covers animal care topics including health, nutrition, dog fight and bite protocol, on-leash and off-leash interaction, sanitation, dog behavior and temperament, dog body language, dog training, animal and handler safety, vaccination protocol, workflow management, pathogen control, emergency and quarantine protocols, air quality standards, staff management expectations and much more. For more information on PACCC and its pet safety mission, visit paccert.org.