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APDT Multi-Week Online Courses are designed to provide in-depth education on specific topics. Students will attend weekly lectures, participate in online discussions with fellow classmates, and work on homework assignments. Courses are designed to be challenging and thought provoking, and students who successfully complete the course will walk away with real, tangible, applicable materials and resources that can immediately be applied to their businesses.
APDT is a membership organization dedicated to professionalism and education – we do not certify trainers. Our online certificate courses do not result in certification. They do provide a certificate that proves you successfully completed a course of in-depth study on a particular topic.
Please review the difference between certificates and certification.
It takes years of education and practice to become a dog trainer. APDT Certificate Courses are designed to provide a variety of levels of education, on a variety of topics, to a variety of students. Some courses are designed for beginners, while others are aimed at veteran trainers. Tips on how to become a trainer.
Absolutely! All course lectures are recorded for you to watch at your convenience. The listed date and time are only provided if you wish to and are able to join us live. However, it is not required.
Absolutely! APDT eLearning courses occur over the internet. If you can view a YouTube video, you can view our archives – regardless of where you live.
The APDT is pleased to offer the option to “audit” our eLearning courses. Think of this as an opportunity to “hang out” in the course, chat with the students, receive all of the educational content….but not be a full student.
This option is ideal for students who:
Students who choose to audit will:
So why wouldn’t EVERYONE audit?
Auditing students will NOT receive the following, which full students DO receive:
for a 90min recording I already registered for?
For a Certificate Course?
Full students who successful complete a certificate course must request CEUs from firstname.lastname@example.org.
90 Min Courses I’ve already registered for?
Available recording archives?
Past events have been recorded and archived, for viewing at your convenience.
eLearning courses are not available for download to save on your computer. APDT is committed to protecting the copy-written material that was created by eLearning course presenters, AND unrestricted downloadability allows unlimited sharing of protected information.
Your web browser must have Flash installed. iPhones and iPads do not support flash, and therefore cannot play the recordings. Almost all other computer platforms, devices, and web browsers worldwide support Flash and will be able to play the recording.