Approved Certifying Bodies

AABP Approves the following certifying bodies as credible toward waiving letters of reference and supervision hour requirements for Professional Membership.

AABP Certifications Approval Criteria

  • Requires and confirms at least 2 letters of recommendation
  • Requires and confirms at least 30 supervised hands-on professional experience, or in an internship program or some other means of proving professional experience.
  • Majority voted by the AABP Advisory Board (Director's vote breaks ties)  

Approved Certifying Bodies

  • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association Cert IV Companion Animal Services certification issued by the Delta Society Australia
  • IAABC Certification
  • BACB Board Certification (Associate or full)

For the purpose of general membership, also:

  • Pet Professional Guild
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
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