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You can be confident about pursuing your education with the Animal Behavior Institute. Our programs enjoy widespread recognition and acceptance at other institutions. Hundreds of professional associations accept our continuing education credits thanks to our Accredited Provider status with the International Association for Continuing Education. Furthermore, many of our courses are accepted directly as CEU credits via our relationships with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, among other institutions.  Please see the listings below for more information.


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Many courses satisfy AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) standards and requirements and provide continuing education credits for eligible laboratory animal science professionals. Contact AALAS directly to determine the courses in your program that qualify for CEU credit.


American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Selected courses are pre-approved for use as continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians by The American Association of Veterinary State Boards' Registry of Approved Continuing Education (ABI provider number = 238). Each approved course meets the requirements for 10 hours of continuing education credit in all jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB's RACE approval.


Association of Zoos & Aquariums    

The Animal Behavior Institute is proud to be an Official Learning Partner of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Our two organizations share a common mission to provide professional, high quality training in zoo science. Many of the courses offered by the Animal Behavior Institute can be used for dual credit. These courses are applied to your ABI certificate requirements; the credits can also be used towards select Professional Development certificates with the Association of Zoos & Professionals.


Please visit our ABI-AZA Learning Partners site or the AZA Professional Development Certificates site for more information.


Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) has approved the Animal Training program at the Animal Behavior Institute for CCPDT Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The CCPDT is an international testing and certification program for professional pet dog trainers.


Department of Fish and Game (CA)
The California Fish and Game Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator has approved the use of our course “Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation” course to satisfy the continuing education requirements for professional wildlife rehabilitators. Students can apply for CEU credits at other state organizations as well.


International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
The Certification Review Board of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council has approved all of ABI's Wildlife Rehabilitation courses to satisfy the continuing education requirements for nationally certified wildlife rehabilitators.


Military Spouse Career Advancement
The Animal Behavior Institute is an Approved Education Provider for the Department of Defense's Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program. This program provides educational funding for qualified military spouses. Eligible students can have up to $2,000 per year ($4,000 maximum) of their ABI tuition covered through this program. Thus, qualified military spouses may be able to complete their programs at little or no cost. To determine whether you are eligible to participate in the MyCAA program, please their website at

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