IACP Certification Programs for Dog Trainers

The IACP Education and Certification Committee offers credentialing exams for members of the Dog Training Profession to enable you to become an IACP Certified Dog Trainer. The following forms can be downloaded as needed.                                                

Dog Trainer Foundation Exam

IACP Dog Trainer Certification (CDT) 

IACP CDT Advanced (CDTA)

PDTI (Professional Dog Training Instructor Certification)

Certification online payment form
Hard copies of exam are available for $15.00 per exam by contacting IACP Admin Office:

If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected]

*Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to apply for CDT, CDTA, or PDTI certification until released from confinement. They  must upgrade to an Associate or Professional Member and meet the regular standards as outlined in the IACP Certifications requirements packet.


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