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Service Dog Trainer Certification CEU's
Service Dog Trainer requirements for Maintaining Certification:CONTINUING EDUCATION for CSDT: IACP Certified Service Dog Trainers-must complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years. Hours may be accumulated by attending seminars, lectures, workshops, conferences, and/or classes offered through educational institutions, medical and other providers upon approval and acceptance by the IACP Service Dog Committee.
For Non-approved CEU’s, please contact the IACP Service Dog Committee via email at IACPSDCmte@gmail.com with name of person/provider hosting the educational opportunity, instructor bio, materials such as hand-outs, forms, etc. Acceptance of this proof is at the discretion of the Service Dog Committee. We highly recommend sending this information for review prior to attending the CEU so that there is verification of potential credit.
Proof of CEU’s may be submitted yearly or every two years using the IACP Service Dog Committee official form (no other form is acceptable). This proof will be sent to the IACP administrative offices for filing and then will be forwarded to the chair of the Service Dog Committee Certification Workgroup, or their designated agent. CEU’s for CSDT may be used concurrent with CDTA or PDTI CEU’s.
- 5 hours must focus on Service Dog specific training and/or Disability processes. a) Medical/Disability/disease related seminars etc. may be approved towards CEU- 10 hours must focus on Dog Behavior and Training
- 5 hours may focus on: a) Professional Development b) Communication Skills c) Instructing Skills
Note: If none of the Professional Development, Communication or Instructing Skills educational topics are available, then a total of 10 hours of service dog specific training and/or disability processes or 15 hours of Dog Behavior and Training may be accepted.
Download your IACP CSDT CEU form here
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