Ready to become a certified pet care professional? You’ve come to the right place!
Remaining 2023 EXAM DATES
November 4-18 (registration deadline is October 11)
2024 EXAM DATES
March 2-16 (registration deadline is February 9)
June 8-22 (registration deadline is May 10)
November 9-23 (registration deadline is October 13)
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).
Know which one you’re taking? Great! Now, here are the FIVE STEPS to taking the exam to becoming PACCC certified:
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.
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 for a Location Near you” 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, not to register. PACCC exams are only held during specific time periods (seen above) and after you have received authorization.
Complete the online registration and provide payment. You will receive an email that your application registration has been 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. 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.