AABP Approves the following certifying bodies as credible toward waiving letters of reference and supervision hour requirements for Professional Membership.

AABP Certifications Approval Criteria

  • Requires and confirms at least 2 letters of recommendation

  • Requires and confirms at least 30 supervised hands-on professional experience, or in an internship program or some other means of proving professional experience.

  • Majority voted by the AABP Advisory Board (Director's vote breaks ties)

Approved Certifying Bodies

  • Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association Cert IV Companion Animal Services certification issued by the Delta Society Australia

  • IAABC Certification

  • BACB Board Certification (Associate or full)

For the purpose of general membership, also:


  • Pet Professional Guild

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers