The Animal Behavior Institute provides you with an extremely personal, high quality education. We have been accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET*). See our CEU Credit Courses page for more information on the many organizations that have approved our courses for professional continuing education credit.
The Animal Behavior Institute offers two sets of programs to best meet your needs, professional Certificate Programs and Specialized Certificates.
Each of our professional certificate programs requires the completion of five courses (15 academic credits) designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of their chosen field. Certificates include a combination of required courses along with a choice of program electives; most students complete their program in 6-12 months. We currently offer eleven professional certificate programs:
Specialized certificate programs are shorter programs ideal for students that want to focus on the training and behavior of a single species. Each specialized certificate requires the completion of three courses (9 academic credits) covering training, behavior, health, nutrition and enrichment; specialized certificates can be completed in 6-9 months. We currently offer three specialized certificate programs:
Each of these can be taken as a stand alone program or they may be combined with a certificate program to provide a broader knowledge of animal training and behavior. All programs require completion of the field requirement; 40 hours of relevant, hands-on experience as an employee, intern or volunteer at an approved institution of your choice.