PACCC Proudly Announces Latest Certified Pet Care Professionals as the Number of Independently Certified Individuals has 44 new certificate holders after passing their examination in November 2019
January 24, 2020 – The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) announced the latest independent certifications for Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP), Manager (CPACM), and the Operator (CPACO). With the latest certifications, the number of pet care professionals who have successfully demonstrated their comprehensive pet care knowledge to a third party testing body has surpassed 220 total certified professionals to date. Pet care providers certified by PACCC can now be found in 3 countries, 39 states, and 4 provinces. For pet care professionals who are interested in taking the exam, PACCC encourages them to sign up for email updates via the PACCC website at https://paccert.org or follow the organization on social media to receive upcoming exam alerts.
PACCC will conduct three testing cycles in 2020. The deadline to register for the first exam cycle is February 15, 2020.
“We are so proud of how PACCC’s message of pet safety through independent certification is growing not only through the number of professionals becoming certified but by pet parents now proactively seeking out those certified pros,” said PACCC board past chair, Anna Torres-Radle. “By becoming PACCC certified, pet care providers assure pet parents that they have met minimum hours of experience requirements, provided professional references, and passed a rigorous exam conducted by an independent testing body that clearly demonstrates they understand animal health, prioritize safe care practices, and know how to conduct themselves professionally.”
“Independent certification is an important step for a rapidly growing, easy to enter industry frequently damaged by news reports of serious pet accidents and deaths. Pet Professionals that pass stringent testing, must uphold PACCC’s Code of Ethics and Humane Treatment Policies. This allows pet parents to feel secure in their decision when they chose a certified pet care provider” noted Kari Campbell incoming board Chair.
For pet care professionals who are interested in taking the exam, PACCC encourages them to sign up for email updates via the PACCC website at https://paccert.org or follow the organization on social media to receive upcoming exam alerts.
For more information on PACCC, including how to find a PACCC certified pet care professional in your area, visit https://paccert.org.