CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

HAWS’ Certified Professionals

Animal training and behavior activities are becoming increasingly sophisticated as science helps us
understand the complexity of the animal mind. Serious behavior problems, particularly those
involving aggression require a high level of expertise to treat and manage safely. Working with
a qualified and certified professional is more likely to achieve the desired outcome.

What does “certified” mean?

Establishing a credentialing program enhances the reputation of a profession. A certification
program is not an endorsement of an individual by the organization, but it signifies to those
seeking to use the professional that the professional has sought out a credentialing program
and has passed the credential’s requirements. Certification is voluntary, unlike licensing
which is required for professions such as physicians, nurses, and psychologists (retrieved 1/23/13
from http://ccpdt.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17&Itemid=146).

IAABC Certified members are required to demonstrate competency in six core areas including
assessment and intervention strategies, consulting skills, knowledge of animal behavior, and
species-specific knowledge (retrieved 1/23/13 from http://iaabc.org/about).

 

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