Fear Free Certification – Level 3

As veterinary professionals, we strive to strengthen the human-animal bond. Fear Free gives us the tools to do so, and the Level 3 course is the perfect next step in expanding those tools—-not only for the care we give our patients, but also in how we connect and communicate with our clients around that care.

Tabitha Kucera, RVT

Welcome to the Fear Free Certification Level 3 Course!

Take your Fear Free education to the next level with the Level 3 certification course. This course strives to enhance your existing knowledge while also providing you with new concepts and ideas to begin implementing in your hospital. Pets spend a small amount of their lives in the veterinary hospital. For pets to live Fear Free lives, you need to become the trusted source of knowledge about animal behavior and educate your clients on how they can provide a Fear Free Happy Home for their pets. This course will teach you up-to-date humane (and Fear Free) techniques for addressing normal pet behavior challenges as well as introduce you to preventive behavior services you can offer in your hospital.

This program consists of five modules, which will need to be taken in consecutive order. Each module will end with an exam that needs to be successfully completed prior to moving on to the next module. Progress on work can be saved at any time, giving participants the flexibility to self-pace throughout the program.

  • Module 1: Fear Free Core Concepts for the Veterinary Hospital
  • Module 2: Fear Free in Action – Real Life Case Examples
  • Module 3: Preventing and Alleviating FAS through Education and Behavior Services
  • Module 4: Feline and Canine Development and Enrichment
  • Module 5: Problem Prevention & Behavior Solutions Model

The Level 3 course is available in two ways:

  • It is included in the $99 annual renewal fee for those heading into their third year of certification. Read more about annual renewals here.
  • Like all veterinary courses, Level 3 will be immediately available to all team members of a Fear Free Certified Practice once they complete the Practice Certification process. Read more about Practice Certification here.


Additional Benefits

  • A $10 gift certificate to the Fear Free Store
  • Continued access to Fear Free Store, Toolbox, Educational Library and other members only resources
  • Exclusive discounts on Fear Free related products through the Fear Free Preferred Product Program
  • Access to the Fear Free Podcast CE Series
  • Additional RACE approved CE courses offered complimentary or at discounted rates

Continuing Education

  • Upon completion of the modules, you will receive a total of 6.5 RACE approved CE hours

Interested in the Level 3 Course? You must first register and pass the Fear Free Certification Program Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Sign in or register now!