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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: October 27-November 10, 2018
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2018

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:

Download Provider Handbook

Download Manager Handbook

Download Operator Handbook

STEP TWO

Ensure there is a location near you to take the exam. Visit the exam site to check the hundreds of locations where the exam can be taken. From the dropdowns at the link, select Certification/Professional Associations -> Professional Animal Care Certification Council. For help on how to find your nearest exam location, check out the short instructional video, below, or click to watch it here. If you are taking the exam in the USA, the most accurate results are found searching by ZIP CODE.

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. Note: Need help navigating the registration screens? Download this PDF that walks you through the screens.

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.

EXAM LOCATION INFORMATION

For help finding your exam location when registering, check out this short instructional video, below. Please note, if you are taking the exam in the USA, the most accurate location results are found if you search by ZIP CODE. IMPORTANT! While the exam is available on multiple days during each testing period, there are only a finite number of available seats on each day. If you have a preferred date within the testing period, it is advised to register early as your preferred date may fill up quickly. If you are not in the U.S. or certain parts of Canada and an exam site is not located near you, please see this Request for Special Test Center (PDF).