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Accredited Credentials

The IAABC Accredited credential indicates a trainer with a sound foundation in the principles and practices of animal training as well as the ability to apply this skill set to a wide range of behavior issues. Accredited credentials are open to any animal trainer and behavior consultant who has experience leading to them working independently with clients.
Accredited members qualify to be listed in the IAABC consultant locator and have the right to use the IAABC Accredited logo. They are also granted an official certificate detailing their competencies.

Current Credentials

We offer the following specialty-specific credentials at the Accredited level:


  • Accredited Dog Trainer (IAABC-ADT)

Eligibility Requirements

We suggest:
  • A minimum of 2 years experience dog training
  • A working knowledge of learning science, training, and husbandry, and seminar, mentorship, and other additional education


Application Fee: $225

Application fees are not refundable if the application is abandoned or expires. 

Continuing Education Requirements:

36 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every 3 years

How to Earn an IAABC Credential

You can view the navigation items to understand more about the requirements of each of our credentials. Or, click below for a walk-through of the credentialing process, resources for preparation, and requirements for credential maintenance.