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Certified Dog Trainer (CDT) Certificate Exam
The Certified Dog Trainer (CDT) Exam is intended to test an applicant’s basic level of skills to provide the general public with a standard of expectation for what constitutes a “basic level” of expertise. The passing of the CDT Exam also provides recognition and approval from peer professionals within an internationally established organization. Upon passing the Exam, IACP shall confer the title of IACP Certified Dog Trainer (IACP-CDT). The trainer who passes the CDT Exam shall be entitled to use the initials IACP-CDT after his or her name, provided that: he or she is an IACP member and adheres to the IACP Code of Conduct. Should a Certified Dog Trainer fail to maintain IACP membership, that trainer no longer falls under the Code of Ethics, and the CDT title, therefore, shall be withdrawn by IACP. The Certified Dog Trainer title may also be removed from a member in good standing, for just cause, by the IACP Board of Directors based on recommendations from a Grievance Committee.
Who may take the CDT Exam?
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