An optional certificate is available for competing this course. If you would like a certificate, an online open-book examination is required at the end of the course. It is made-up of a mix of 5 true or false & multiple choice questions per module (25 questions in total). You must achieve 80% on the exam to receive a certificate of completion for the course. You are allowed multiple attempts to achieve 80%, if necessary.

Administration of this course is based on an honours system, and the course should take you approximately 8+ hours to complete. To access the online exam after completing the course, click HERE. It can take up to 3 weeks to receive your certificate of completion via email.

The Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPDT) approves this course for 8 CEUs for trainers and 8 CEUs for behaviour consultants.


Please take 5 minutes to answer a few questions about your experience taking the “Being an Informed Therapy Dog Handler” course.

You will not be asked to share your name, so your answers will be anonymous. You can share your answers by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/J6L9FXP.

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