CEU Event: Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 21
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


The Canine Behavior Science and Technology program is our flagship program. It is a rigorous/intensive 500–hour (560–hour with specialization track)/1–year completely distance oriented program of study intended to help dog trainers, animal behavior technologists, or other animal-field professionals upgrade and expand important skills and knowledge well beyond the current industry standard for their careers in training dogs and helping clients resolve challenging problem behaviors. The program addresses all key topics in behavior change project management in great depth including the principles of behavior; tactics, strategies, and procedures in non-coercive animal training; functional behavioral assessment of problematic behaviors; contingency engineering procedures; professional activities; case management; professional ethics; and species-specific behavior. Students will have the opportunity to carry out hands-on training with their own dog and to engage in a problem behavior resolution project. The program begins with a brief introduction to the discipline and then addresses a number of foundational natural science of behavior courses. The program then gradually encompasses more practical and hands-on work, finishing with species-specific and specialized coursework and professional activities. Students can expect to do a lot of studying and assignment preparation in this program of study. They can also expect to work with their own dog, hands-on. The graduate will have a solid fluency with the natural science of behavior at the Masters level and have had the opportunity to engage in hands-on training utilizing both basic and advanced procedures and to work through a behavior change project to resolve a problem behavior (achieved by first training a harmless "problem" behavior). Graduates will have a thorough and in-depth knowledge and set of skills in behavior and a systematic strategy for applying powerful science-based procedures to change behavior effectively and efficiently in even the most complex of cases. CASI uses a shaping model of education, setting the student up for success and provides support/guidance and multiple opportunities to refine and resubmit assignments as required. This results in greater conditioning and minimal stress for the student. It also means that incorrect answers do not result in failure or low grades but rather an opportunity, with guidance, to condition the correct response. Students or graduates that would like to take their program of study to the next level may include the Advanced Graduate Track, which extends their studies into a higher level of theoretical exploration and includes human behavior as well as companion animal behavior. The track is included on the graduate's diploma. If enrolled in before graduation, it extends the deadline an extra 2 months. This add-on module represents approximately 5 to 6 of our regular courses in length and depth. Students and graduates can include an Aggressive Behavior Specialization track to their program of study. The specialization will be included on the graduate's diploma. This extra module addresses aggressive behavior in dogs more extensively than the content in the core of the program and represents a thorough grounding in the topic. This add-on module represents approximately 5 to 6 of our regular courses in length and depth. For details on content, click here and scroll down. Graduates may use the credential letters Dip.CBST after their name and use the CASI Graduate logo for marketing.

Sponsor:Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Speaker(s):James O'Heare

Contact: James O'Heare
 Email: jamesoheare@gmail.com
 Web: https://www.casinstitute.com/