To develop a recognized standard of proficiency based on current scientific evidence for animal training and behavior professionals through an independent certification process of standardized testing.
To maintain empirically validated certification examinations that are psychometrically sound, based on current scientific evidence in the profession and independent of commercial influence.
To recognize documented training and behavior experience as valid, functional criteria relevant to the certification process.
To encourage growth in and fluency of knowledge in the profession, and thus foster a link in the community of trainers, behavior consultants, academics, veterinarians and veterinary staff, breeders, rescues, shelters, and other animal professionals.
To benefit animal and human welfare by promoting strategies and methods based on humane practices defined by The CCPDT Core Values.
To promote and protect The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainer designations as the publicly recognized credential of animal training and behavior professionals committed to education, experience, and professional excellence.
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