FAQ

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Why should I renew my certification?

VETERINARY PROFESSIONALS
It’s the right thing to do.  Fear Free helps professionals deliver better care to their patients by looking after the physical and emotional well-being of their patients.  For only $99 per person, you will continue to attract an increased number of new clients, increase your client compliance and frequency of visits (as per the Fear Free study completed in December 2017).  Your renewal not only provides you with additional levels of Fear Free certification, but also the ability to use the certified professional designation in your marketing, be listed as one in our directory, gain continued access to complimentary courses, toolbox items, our closed Facebook group, preferred products, and more.  It’s your opportunity to be at the forefront of veterinary medicine and to help shape the future of the profession.  To find out more about renewals, please click here.

TRAINERS
It’s the right thing to do. Fear Free helps professionals deliver better care to their client’s pets by looking after their emotional well-being. For only $39, you will continue to attract an increased number of new clients and build lasting relationships with veterinary team members and work alongside them as a respectable referral. Your renewal provides you with the ability to use the certified professionals designation in your marketing, be listed as one in our directory, and gives you access to exceptional trainer specific educational courses as well as continued access to complimentary courses, toolbox items, our closed Facebook group, preferred products, and more. It’s your opportunity to be a leader in the training industry and help shape the future of the profession.

I am a certified professional, and a trainer. What are my options to renew?

As a certified professional and animal trainer, you have two options for renewals:
1) Renew under the veterinary professional course with Level 2, or
2) Renew by registering for the Animal Trainer Certification Course.

Each course is priced at $99 for already certified professionals. And if you would like, you can of course take both courses!

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. You do need to, however, 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 veterinary Fear Free Certification program, can I also complete the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program?

Absolutely! This course is designed for animal trainers and will provide trainers with invaluable education and resources as it relates 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 of $99.

Can I take this course instead of the Level 2 course?

Yes, animal trainers are encouraged to take the Animal Trainer Certification Course rather than the Level 2 course, as it is written for trainers. To renew, simply purchase this course and email wags@fearfreepets.com so we can set it up as your renewal.

Help! I just renewed and would rather have the animal trainer course than the Level 2 course, can I swap them out?

Yes! Please email wags@fearfreepets.com and we will be happy to assist.

Will the animal 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, which are available to our members. Some of those courses will be offered for free, others for a fee.

Who should take the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Course?

The Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Course 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 is designed to teach animal trainers with the knowledge, tools and skills to work alongside the veterinary team as a Fear Free professional.

What are the requirements for renewing my trainer certification?

1. Fear Free requires two (2) hours of Fear Free specific CEU’s that will be available to you through your membership on the website as well as two (2) hours of additional CEU’s 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 Program.

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