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In 2016, the pet care services industry witnessed the launch of the first professional pet care certifications conducted by an independent, third party.

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) is on a pet safety mission through the certification of pet care professionals. IBPSA is extremely proud to be a PACCC Gold Sponsor, with many of our Members now independently certified by PACCC. Indeed, at last count, the majority of PACCC-certified professionals were also IBPSA Members. Why? We believe it’s because we offer the educational resources and preparation for successfully passing the intensive PACCC exams.

“So many thanks for all of the resource material that I was able to use from IBPSA to prepare for the exam!” – Stephanie Shipley, CPACO, Owner/Operator Paw & Order

PACCC Certifications

As a professional animal care provider working in the pet boarding, dog daycare, dog walking, or pet sitting industries, PACCC certification confirms your knowledge of professional animal care and set the standard for pet parents. To be among those to earn the professional designation and stand apart in the pet care services industry, we offer – exclusively for IBPSA Members – much of the education and resources you need to be ready for the PACCC exams. The following IBPSA education courses are specifically recommended by PACCC to prepare for the certification exams:

IBPSA Canine Pet Care Specialist Certification

IBPSA Canine Pet Care Provider Certification


To access those resources and much more including (Feline, Avian, Rabbit, Guinea Pig, and Ferret education and species-specific certifications), you must be an IBPSA Member. Joining is easy and affordable and the benefits are countless. In addition to gaining access to our convenient Online Education Center and Member-exclusive online store, you will enjoy:

  • Free monthly webinars with a focus on business success and your financial future
  • Access to our complimentary resource library
  • Education product and event discounts
  • The comfort and power of community

For more details, check out our Member Benefits.

*Heroes for Healthy Pets and Pricing For Profit are open to Non-members.