Fear Free Certification Programs

Fear Free offers a variety of courses, from our core certification programs, to specialty CE courses such as the Foundation for Kittens and Puppies. New courses and CE opportunities are regularly added, so check back here often for the latest offerings.

Individual Certification Program

In March 2016, Fear Free launched its certification program, designed for all individuals employed at a practice from veterinarians and nurses (technicians), to customer service representatives and practice managers. The certification course can be seen as the base course for Fear Free, and is designed to give individuals the knowledge and tools required to start implementing Fear Free in their workplace.

The course consists of 8 modules, which will need to be taken in consecutive order, and is RACE approved for 9 hours of CE.

18 months since inception, over 20,000 veterinary professionals have registered for the program in the US, Canada and countries across the world.

To learn more about the course, its learning objectives and to register, click here.

Individual Certification Program – Level 2

This level two course is designed for Fear Free certified professionals that are ready to take their knowledge to the next level. Available with renewals, the 7-hour RACE approved course will provide certified professionals with the knowledge and tools to further enhance Fear Free implementation.

Successful completion of the certification program is a prerequisite for this course. To learn more about the course, its learning objectives and to register, click here.

Included in all Fear Free Certification Programs and Courses

Not only will the registration fee enable professionals to complete the certification program and gain RACE approved CE credits, it also provides them access to a variety of benefits:

  • Fear Free Toolbox. Downloadable forms and tools for Fear Free Certified professionals to use in practice, such as marketing materials, social media posts, drug charts, training lists, client communication tools, and more.
  • Educational library. Articles, videos and research papers about Fear Free-related topics, including best practices and implementation of Fear Free in your workplace. Resources are added weekly to provide professionals with the most up-to-date information, proven tactics and tips.
  • Private Facebook group. Leverage the Fear Free community to problem solve, share best practices, inspire each other, and participate in fun contests.
  • Directory listing. Certified professionals are listed in the Fear Free online directory – pet owners and other professionals will be able to easily locate them.
  • Online store. Purchase marketing collateral, client education tools, and branded item to assist with Fear Free implementation in your practice.

Other CE opportunities

Fear Free is offering a variety of additional CE opportunities, and will be launching new programs at regular intervals. Some of those are offered complimentary, others will be offered a special, discounted rate to Fear Free certified professionals.

Visit our Courses tab for details on all available courses.