FAQ

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I have not taken any Fear Free courses before. Can I take the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program?

Yes! This course is designed for trainers without any previous Fear Free experience. However, you do need to be certified/accredited or a diplomate of one of the organizations listed on our website in order to qualify for the course.

I already took the Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program. Can I also complete the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program?

Absolutely! This course is designed for experienced animal trainers and will provide them with invaluable education and resources as they relate to working with Fear Free Certified veterinary professionals. As an existing member, you will be able to take advantage of preferred pricing for this course ($99).

Will the trainer program offer a new course every year?

Yes, the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program will offer a variety of courses throughout the year, all of which are available to our active members at no extra cost.

Who should take the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program?

The Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program is written for experienced and accredited/certified animal trainers. It is not suitable for professionals looking to become animal trainers. Rather, the Fear Free course is designed to be a way for existing trainers to increase their knowledge and skills. The course provides animal trainers with the knowledge, tools, and skills to work alongside the veterinary team as a Fear Free Certified Professional.

What are the requirements for renewing my trainer certification?

1. Fear Free requires two (2) hours of Fear Free-specific CEUs that will be available to you through your membership on the website as well as two (2) hours of additional CEUs of your choice annually.
2. A renewal fee of $39 is due annually from the date you initially register and pay for the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program.

*These guidelines are mandatory to keep your certification active whether your specific credentials, license, or educational background requires it or not.

Where can I view the Animal Trainer Certification Program entrance exam?

You can preview the entrance exam for the Animal Trainer Certification Program here under Eligibility and Requirements for Registering.

Fear Free does not approve refunds for inability to pass the entrance exam.  The entrance exam covers baseline information that qualifying trainers should be familiar with before completing the Animal Trainer Certification Program.

Can I get a refund if I am unable pass the Animal Trainer Certification Program entrance exam?

Fear Free does not approve refunds for inability to pass the entrance exam.  The entrance exam covers baseline information that qualifying trainers should be familiar with before completing the Animal Trainer Certification Program.

What are the requirements for renewing my groomer certification?

1. Fear Free requires two (2) hours of Fear Free-specific CEUs that will be available to you through your membership on the website annually.
2. A renewal fee of $39 is due annually from the date you initially register and pay for the Fear Free Groomer Certification Program.

Who should take the Fear Free Groomer Certification Program?

The Fear Free Groomer Certification Program is written for experienced groomers. Groomers who complete this program will learn how to use Fear Free concepts to ensure that the grooming experience is as enjoyable as possible for every pet every time.

Will the groomer program offer a new course every year?

Yes, the Fear Free Groomer Certification Program will offer a variety of courses throughout the year, all of which are available to our active members at no extra cost.

I already took the Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program. Can I also complete the Fear Free Groomer Certification Program?

Absolutely! This course is designed for groomers and will provide them with invaluable education and resources. As an existing member, you will be able to take advantage of preferred pricing for this course ($99).

I have not taken any Fear Free courses before. Can I take the Fear Free Groomer Certification Program?

Yes! This course is designed for groomers without any previous Fear Free experience.

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