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Animal Behaviorists

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Various voluntary certifications are available for animal behaviorists depending on the area of the industry in which they wish to be involved. One of the most recognized certifications, comes from the Animal Behavior Society (ABS), one of the leading professional organizations in North America for the study of animal behavior. This organization provides two levels of voluntary certification. One is the Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and the other is the Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. The difference between the two is that in order to achieve the Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist certification, individuals require more education and experience.

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