The International Avian Trainers Certification Board and the International Animal Trainers Certification Board, IATCB, offers you a way to gain professional credibility, increase your earnings potential, and advance your career. We live in a competitive world, and animal trainers are no different than anyone else looking for advanced knowledge and skill in their profession.


Certification enables you to remain as competitive as possible. Employers and others desire to hire or work with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the business. Certification provides an impartial, third-party endorsement of an individual’s professional knowledge and experience and assures employers and the public that the certificate holder is a competent professional. It gives them confidence in your abilities.


The CPAT and CPBt applications for the October testing window is temporarily unavailable. The applications will be reopened in Summer 2024.


For Examination Dates, Application deadlines, Eligibility requirements, and Fees, please click on the examination link below.