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Field Requirement

All certificate program students must complete the field requirement - 40 hours of hands-on experience as a volunteer or employee in a position related to your program. Begin by identifying a local employment or volunteer opportunity; then submit your Field Registration form for approval. 

1.  FIELD REGISTRATION FORM

Students must complete a Field Registration form and have it approved before they begin accumulating field hours. Forms should be sent either by FAX to 866-351-6911 or via e-mail to Laura Hoyt at hoytl@animaledu.com.

Students may fulfill the volunteer or employment requirement by completing their hours at one or multiple institutions. Field Registration forms must be filled out and approved for each institution. Students may complete their hours at any time after admission and prior to the issuance of their certificate.

Download the Field Experience Registration Form

2. FIELD HOUR SHEETS

Once the position has been registered, you may begin recording your hours on the Field Hour Sheets. Any hours worked prior to the registration of the position can not be submitted. When the hours are completed, have your employer or volunteer coordinator sign the form and submit it either by FAX to 866-351-6911 or via e-mail to Laura Hoyt at hoytl@animaledu.com.

Students pursuing more than one certificate must complete the Field Requirement separately for each certificate program, unless students are in both the Canine Training & Behavior and the Advanced Canine Training programs or the Feline Training & Behavior and the Advanced Feline Training programs. Field hours completed in the basic programs will also be accepted in the advanced programs and vice versa.

All requirements must be met and the appropriate work submitted prior to the issuance of a student’s certificate. If you have any questions regarding this program, please call (866) 755-0448 or e-mail Laura Hoyt at hoytl@animaledu.com. 

 

Download the Field Hour Sheet


Please note that Minnesota students will be required to complete a final written project in lieu of the field experience requirement. Contact your academic advisor for additional information.

 

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