IBPSA has developed a two level certification program specifically designed for our members. This certification program is for members only. Our certification program is designed to increase the knowledge and professionalism of those who serve in our industry.
Level I: “(animal specific) Specialist” was developed by veterinarians and industry experts. This program includes: Basic Anatomy/Physiology, Basic Behavior, Body Language, Visual Assessment of Animal, Environment, Nutrition, Safety & Handling Techniques, Emergency Care: Basic Reporting Procedures. Cost for Level I is $99.00 for PDF download and one exam. $50.00 per additional exam.
Level II: “Certified (animal specific) Provider” was developed via a collaborative effort with veterinarians and industry experts. This program includes but is not limited to: Intake policies/Records, Commonly seen medical problems, Medical emergencies, First aid, Medications, Geriatric and special needs dogs, Stress, Behavior—group play, Nutrition, Employee safety, Client relations, Going “green”. Cost for Level II is $99.00 for PDF download and one exam. $50.00 per additional exam.
Course Curriculum: All curriculum is available as a home study course and can be downloaded in PDF format from our store. Once registration is received students will have 90 days to complete each program of study.
Testing: Please contact the Education Department for access to testing procedures.
Canine and Feline Level I and II programs are currently available. More Level 1 programs will be released later this year.
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