FAQ

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Why should I renew my membership?

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 wellbeing of their patients. For only $99 per person, you will continue to attract an increased number of new clients, improve your client compliance, and increase frequency of visits (as per the Fear Free study completed in December 2018). Your renewal also provides you with the ability to use the Fear Free Certified Professional designation in your marketing, a listing in our directory, and continued access to complimentary and credit courses, our Toolbox, the closed Facebook group, the Preferred Product Program, and more. It’s your opportunity to be at the forefront of veterinary medicine and to help shape the future of the profession.

PET PROFESSIONALS
It’s the right thing to do. Fear Free helps professionals deliver better care to their client’s pets by looking after their emotional wellbeing. For only $39, you will continue to attract an increased number of new clients, build lasting relationships with veterinary team members, and work alongside them as a respectable referral. Your renewal also provides you with the ability to use the Fear Free Certified Professional designation in your marketing, a listing in our directory, and continued access to complimentary and credit courses, our Toolbox, the closed Facebook group, the Preferred Product Program, and more. It’s your opportunity to be a leader in the industry and help shape the future of the profession.

I am a Fear Free Certified Professional and a trainer. What are my options to renew?

As a Certified Professional and animal trainer, you have two options for renewal: Renew your veterinary professional membership or renew by registering for the Animal Trainer Certification Program. Each renewal is priced at $99 for existing Certified Professionals.

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 Professional Certification Program. Can I also complete the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program?

Absolutely! This course is designed for 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).

Can I take the Animal Trainer Certification Program instead of the Level 2 course?

Yes, animal trainers are encouraged to take the Animal Trainer Certification Program rather than the Level 2 course, as it is written specifically 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 do the Animal Trainer Certification Program 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 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 and others can be purchased with the credits you receive when you renew your annual membership.

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.