• “Certification Pet Parents Can Trust”


Annually the PACCC nominating committee solicits candidates to join our board of directors. Board terms are for three years and in most cases service begins in January.

The Board of Directors exists to secure and promote the financial, legal and ethical wellbeing of the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) and to ensure that it fulfills its mission. Board members must be able to regularly participate and contribute to PACCC business.

We will soon be accepting applications for board positions to begin service in January 2023.

2022 Nomination Process & Timeline

April 19 (11:00am EST) – Candidate Webinar (invitation with link will be emailed)

April 20-May 20 – Application period

May 23-June 10 – Nominating Committee members interview Candidates

July – Decisions made and Candidates informed

Board Member Qualifications

  • Advocate for professional certification
  • Be a current PACCC certificant or plan to sit for exam within 6 months of joining the board
  • Be actively involved in the animal care industry, having held a paying position in the last six months, preferably over three years of experience
  • Commitment to animal care excellence and raising industry standard of care
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Invests in ongoing learning personally and for all staff
  • Open to new ideas and sharing to improve industry’s overall performance
  • Proven business skills

Submission Process

(1) ReviewBoard of Directors – Duties, Qualifications and Responsibilities” PDF to gain an understanding of board member responsibilities to assess if board service is a good fit for you.

2) Complete the online PACCC Board Candidate Application Form & Board Service Questionnaire. Note: You will be required to upload a resume and three (3) letters of professional reference upon submitting the application form.

(3) Review the documents below to ensure agreement and compliance in the event you are selected as a board member. (You do not submit copies of these documents with your application.)

We appreciate your consideration of service on the PACCC board. Submit any questions you have on service or the submission process to info@paccert.org.

Amy Hillis

Nominating Committee Chair