Fear Free Practice Certification

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Fear Free Practice Certification

Practice Certification takes Fear Free implementation from an individual to a joint effort as practice team members work together to safeguard the emotional wellbeing of their patients, clients, and each other.

Practice Certification Overview

To become a Fear Free Certified Practice, you will need to:

  • Implement the Fear Free Certified Practice Standards and complete the online self-assessment
  • Meet the minimum Fear Free certification and active member staff requirements
  • Complete a successful visit with a Practice Certification Veterinarian

Practice Certification Pricing

1-14 FTE Veterinarians
Base Price: $500
Plus $200 per FTE veterinarian

15+ FTE Veterinarians
Flat Rate: $3,500

  • Initial Certification:
    • $500 USD paid when practice Registers
    • $200 USD per FTE veterinarian paid following successful visit with a Fear Free consultant
  • Annual renewal dues remain fixed until the following triannual recertification.
  • At each required triannual recertification, the FTE veterinarian count is redetermined and the annual dues adjusted accordingly.
  • See Terms & Conditions for details.

Benefits Include:

  • Memberships for ALL practice team members: no need to purchase new individual memberships or renewals (check out Individual Veterinary Membership Benefits for team members)
  • Trainer & Groomer memberships for eligible practice team members
  • Practice listed in the Certified Practice Directory
  • Private Facebook group for managers of Fear Free certified practices
  • Opportunities to test products for the Preferred Product Program
  • Quarterly exclusive giveaways

Renewal Requirements:

  • Annual renewal fee: see pricing
  • By the first annual renewal and onward, all practice team members must be Fear Free Certified and complete a minimum annual 4 hours of Fear Free continuing education
  • Trainers and Groomers are required to complete their respective programs and complete their minimum annual Fear Free continuing education requirements. They will also have the option to, but are not required to, complete the Veterinary Professional Certification Program.
  • Practices are required to recertify every three (3) years. To recertify, practices must successfully complete the online self-assessment and a visit with a Fear Free consultant.
  • See Terms & Conditions for details

When the completed self-assessment is submitted for review, Fear Free will confirm the minimum Fear Free certification and active membership requirements have been met:

25% of the entire staff is Fear Free Certified and has active (not expired) memberships. The 25% must include 50% + 1 of your FTE veterinarians.
See Terms & Conditions for details.

You must already have a Fear Free team and be a team admin to start the registration process for Practice Certification.

Still have questions? Click the button below to schedule a meeting with a Fear Free Practice Certification Team Member.

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