2024 Certification Exam Dates
*Important notice – We recently discovered incorrect exam registration deadlines were published in past newsletters and on our website. We have since updated these with the correct dates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The correct dates can be seen below.
March 2-16 (exam registration deadline is February 7)
June 8-22 (exam registration deadline is May 8)
November 9-23 (exam registration deadline is October 9)
Pick the Exam that’s right for you
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).
How to Register for PACCC Exams
Download and review the contents of the relevant Examination Handbook by clicking the button below.
Consider taking the exam in person or virtually. You can now take the exam from anywhere! Learn more here.
If you choose in-person, click the ‘Check Dates and Locations’ button below.
- Select “Professional Testing Corporation” from the Test Sponsor drop-down menu and then “Professional Animal Care Certification Council” from the Program drop-down
- VERY IMPORTANT!
- This search is just for you to be able to see local testing areas and available dates, not to register
- There are a limited number of seats for each date, so if you have a specific date preference, complete the process as soon as possible once you have received the communication from the Professional Testing Company to schedule your date
Complete the online registration and provide payment. You will receive an email that your application registration was received. If you have issues with the application process on the PTC website, please contact them via their Support Center or by calling 212-356-0660.
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. Again, there are a limited number of seats for each date, so if you have a specific date preference, complete the process as soon as possible.