Why Become a Licensed Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor?
(If you wish to both instruct and assess pet dog candidates then please register as an Assessor. Available to PPG members only)
Levels & Behavior Markers
Checkout some of the great behaviors that are included in the program for you to instruct. Each level progresses in complexity. Although exercises may look the same, the difficulty increases as the level increases, and other exercises are absorbed into the intricacies of a new level.
The Instructor and Assessor Guide Compliments The Guardian Guide
For each exercise at each level there is an assessment marker. Click here to see an example of a Level One Assessment Marker
The Application Process
1. Application and Fee
Complete the Instructor Application Form and pay the Instructor Fee as listed here
2. Sit the Test – Become a Licensed Instructor
Along with the acknowledgement of your successful application, you will receive details of how to access the Instructors open book On Line test. We must know that you understand the rules and regulations of each of the program’s components. Answers to the questions in this test can all be found in the PDA Guide. A 85% pass rate in your test is necessary for you to qualify as a licensed instructor.
3. Proof of Certification
At the successful completion of the test, you will receive a formal email notifying you of your Instructor Member Number. This number will appear on your PDA Instructor Certificate. You will receive your certificate electronically which you may print for display if you choose.
Where applicable in your country, liability insurance for the training services you provide may need to be provided within 20 hours of a PPG request for proof.
5. Maintaining Your Instructor Certification
You will need to update your certification every two years by undertaking a short test based on updated rulings and performance standards.
You must also show evidence of obtaining 10 Continuing Education (CE) points during the two years of holding your instructor’s certification. Your Instructors Knowledge Center contains the ability to enter your CE points. CE points must consist of:
· at least two PPG webinars – live, recorded or free
· attendance at approved seminars, workshops and educational meetings.