Fear Free currently offers the veterinary certification programs listed below. Click “Learn More” to find out more information about each program. Veterinary professionals can register for any program of their liking to become a Fear Free Certified Professional and gain complimentary access to the other Veterinary Certification Programs.
All of the veterinary certification programs are designed for all individuals employed at a practice from veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians to customer service representatives and practice managers. The certification programs are seen as the foundation for Fear Free and designed to give individuals the knowledge and tools required to start implementing Fear Free in their workplace.
As a Fear Free Certified Professional, you will:
Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program
The Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program teaches veterinary healthcare professionals how to eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress for happier patients, more compliant clients, and safer veterinary healthcare teams.
Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program – Avian
The Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program – Avian empowers all avian veterinary professionals—whether you see one bird per year or 1,000—to make visits far less stressful for birds.
COMING SOON: Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program – Equine
The Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program – Equine helps reduce injuries to veterinary staff and horses, improve the health and wellbeing of patients, and earn your clients’ lasting trust and commitment.
Veterinary Certification Requirements
In order to earn Fear Free certification, veterinary professionals must successfully complete the online certification program. To uphold your certification, you must:
1. Earn 4 additional hours of Fear Free-specific CE annually.
2. Maintain an active membership via an annual renewal fee. Your renewal fee is due annually from the date you initially register and pay for the Fear Free Certification Program. Keep an eye out for reminder emails and instructions on how to pay your renewal fee.
Earning the Elite Fear Free Certified Professional Designation
Becoming an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional is for veterinary members who want to go above and beyond in their commitment to Fear Free. Elite Fear Free Certified Professionals are individuals who are continually committed to a higher level of education. In short, it is an opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest.
The requirements to become an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional are…
To track your progress toward becoming an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional, follow the CE tracker on your Member Homepage. Once you earn the required 35 Fear Free CE hours, you will receive a congratulatory email (where you can claim your free Elite kit) and an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional badge on your Member Homepage.
Additional RACE-Approved CE Courses
Earn more than 35 Fear Free CE hours by taking our additional courses.
Private Facebook Group
Leverage the Fear Free community to ask for advice, solve tough cases, share tips, and participate in fun contests.
Fear Free Toolbox
Find downloadable forms to help implement Fear Free techniques in your practice, including CSR training lists, drug charts, and client communication posters.
Show off your hard-earned certification, educate clients, and give your staff the resources they need to succeed with all of the swag, handouts, posters, and more.
Fear Free Educational Library
Get access to articles, videos, and research about Fear Free topics, including implementation recommendations, and best practices.
Fear Free Job Board
Find a job with a like-minded employer in our job listings that are exclusively for Fear Free Certified Professionals or find that Fear Free champion for your practice.
Webinars & Podcasts
Browse our webinars and podcasts for a deep dive into Practice Certification, Fear Free-related topics, and sponsored content.
Fear Free Preferred Product Program
Gain access to preferential pricing on products and services that are aligned with Fear Free protocols, procedures, and recommendations.
Group purchases can be mixed and matched (i.e., you can select 5 of one veterinary program and 10 of another and receive the 15-member pricing).
Action Required! Your Membership has expired
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Students, apply here to renew your membership
Renewing and keeping an active membership is one of the requirements to maintaining your certification as well as access to member benefits.
Need help? Please contact our Customer Experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 303.952.0585 and we will be happy to assist!
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Please note: If you were recently removed from your Fear Free team, your membership will either expire 90 days from the removal date or expire at your current membership renewal date, whichever comes first. Already renewed? Update your account information through the link above. You will continue to receive this notice until your company information has been updated.
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