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Ready to Take the Leap? What You Need to Know to Become a Certified Pet Care Pro

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The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) is on a pet safety mission through independent certification of pet care professionals. Individuals who become certified by PACCC represent the best in the pet care services industry.

Currently, there are two levels of PACCC certification: Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) and Certified Professional Animal Care Manager (CPACM). The exams are appropriate for the position level one holds in the industry. To initially qualify for either exam, you must meet certain minimum education and work experience requirements, as well as provide letters of reference from veterinarians and other pet care industry professionals. The first level of certification is CPACP, followed by CPACM which requires an increased level of education and experience. Becoming a CPACM does not require initial certification as a CPACP. The exams are appropriate for the position level the professional holds in the industry.

Ready to take the leap to join our pet safety mission and show the world you’re a pet care leader? Here is what you need to know:

Which exam should you take? Not sure if you should take CPACP or CPACM? Start at paccert.org/exam-info.

Where can I take the exam? After clicking the above link, when you choose whether to take Provider or Manager exam, you will be taken to a page with 1-2-3-4 things you need to know. Number 3 will help you find your testing location.

How much does it cost? The CPACP exam is $350. The CPACM exam is $450.

How do I know if I’m ready? Take the practice exam ($95). This is an online exam with instant results to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses. In the 1-2-3-4 things you need to know, Number 4 will take you to the practice exam you need to take.

READY TO TAKE THE LEAP? Go to paccert.org/exam-info.