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CERTIFICATION EXAM INFORMATION

Ready to become a certified pet care professional? You’ve come to the right place!

NEXT EXAM DATES: March 23, 2019 – April 6, 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  February 28, 2019

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE PACCC EXAMS

PACCC offers three levels of certification. You don’t need to become certified in one level before moving to the next – just pick the level that’s currently right for you: Provider (CPACP), Manager (CPACM), or Operator (CPACO).

Provider: Person in charge of the daily handling of the animals cared for by a professional pet care business. Need more details? Click here.

Manager: Person in charge of the daily operation of a professional pet care business. Need more details? Click here.

Operator: Person responsible for the overall operation of a professional pet care business. Need more details? Click here.

Know which one you’re taking? Great! Now, here are the FIVE STEPS to taking the exam to becoming PACCC certified:

STEP ONE

Download and review the contents of the relevant Examination Handbook. To access the handbooks, visit http://www.ptcny.com/clients/PACCC and click the relevant exam level (PACCC – Certified Professional Animal Care Provider Examination, PACCC – Certified Professional Animal Care Manager Examination, or PACCC – Certified Professional Animal Care Operator Examination) to immediately download the PDF.

STEP TWO

Ensure there is a location near you to take the exam. Visit the exam site to find a location near you:

  • Look for “To find a testing center near you click here.” After clicking that link…
  • From the “Select Organization” dropdown -> “Select Certification/Professional Associations” -> “Select Sponsor Name” -> “Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) -> “Select License Name” (select the level you’re interested in and follow the prompts from there)
  • VERY IMPORTANT! This search is just for you to be able to see local testing areas, not to register. PACCC exams are only held during specific time periods and after you have received authorization.

STEP THREE

Reference letters or “attestation statements” are required as part of the application process. Download and complete the relevant “attestation statement” form or have copies of the required letters ready for upload.

Download Provider Attestation Statement Form

Download Manager Attestation Statement Form

Download Operator Attestation Statement Form

STEP FOUR

Complete the online registration and provide payment. You will receive an email that your application registration has been received.

STEP FIVE

Once your application is approved, you will be emailed a scheduling authorization within 6 weeks of the start of the testing period. At this time, you can choose your exam date, time, and location. Note: There are a limited number of seats on each given date, so if you have a specific date preference, be sure to complete the process as soon as possible to help ensure you get the day you want.

NEED A PRACTICE EXAM?

Online practice exams are available. These can be helpful in assessing your strengths and weaknesses. For more information, click here.