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Professionalizing the Pet Training Industry by Encouraging Trainers and Behavior Consultants to Demonstrate Competency

Canine Training Technician – Accredited

Welcome to the Pet Professional Accreditation Board’s (PPAB) Canine Training Technician – Accredited application page. The PPAB program is independent of any industry trade school, college or credentialing body. To apply, you are not required to be a member of the Pet Professional Guild, but you must meet and maintain all the eligibility criteria and ethical standards. 

Canine Training Technician Study Guide

This guide was written to help you prepare for the PPAB Canine Training Technician assessments. It also serves as a syllabus to assist you in working toward eligibility and to help you understand what is required to pass the assessments, including:

  • Breadth and depth of knowledge you are expected to possess
  • Fundamentals you should be familiar with
  • Skills you need to be competent in
  • Scenarios you must be able to address

To download the guide, click on the pop-out icon in the top-right corner to open it in Google Drive, then click the download icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Google Drive page to save the guide to your computer.

Road Map for Your CTT-A Credential

PPG Members – Get Your Discount Code

If you are a PPG member, you get a discount on this program! To get your discount code, log in to the PPG member area then go to Member Essentials > Member Discounts and click on the link for Discounts on PPG Programs.

PLEASE NOTE: You must apply your discount code when you sign up for the program. Refunds for discounts are not available after you sign up.

Gatekeeper One – Apply for Assessment

  • Click “Sign Up” on the card below to fill out the application form and pay the credentialing fee.
  • After completing the application and paying the fee, you have six (6) months to complete the requirements for your credential.

Applicant CTT-A

$100.00 / 6 months

Sign Up

Gatekeeper Two – Knowledge Base Assessment

  • When you are ready, take the Knowledge Base Assessment Exam. You must take the exam within 30 days of your application being approved.
  • When you receive confirmation that you passed your Knowledge Base Assessment Exam, move on to Gatekeeper Three – Skill Assessment.

Gatekeeper Three – Skill Assessment

  • Submit your skills and coaching videos. You must submit your videos within 90 days of receiving confirmation of passing the Knowledge Base Assessment Exam.
  • When you receive an email confirming the success of your skill assessment, you will be awarded the Canine Training Technician – Accredited credential.
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