Top of page call-to-action about membership goes here...
However you are continuing your canine education, APDT has courses that will suit your timetable, your aspirations, and your budget. Our comprehensive education options will earn you the CEUs you need to maintain your competitive edge. Courses are either 90-minute webinars or online certificate courses. Learn on your own time, at your own pace. Whatever you need to improve your qualifications, you’ll find it here.
APDT Certificate Courses are designed to provide in-depth, online 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.
Review our extensive library of 90-minunte APDT webinar courses to learn various aspects of the dog training profession including learning, behavior, health and nutrition, laws and regulations, business, and general industry topics. Enjoy presentations by a wide variety of professionals from around the world while earning CEU. APDT even offers 20+ free articles sponsored by Train Your Dog Month.
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, APDT, is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world.Start Training
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.
Read our Resource Center article ‘Tips on how to become a trainer‘.
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:
Claim CEUs for a 90min recording you’ve already registered for:
Claim CEUs for a certificate course:
Full students who successful complete a certificate course must request CEUs from firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 90 Min Courses you’ve already registered for . . .
Available recording archives
Past events have been recorded and archived, for viewing at your convenience.
Online education 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.
DOWNLOAD: Ready Talk Requirements
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.
At the annual APDT Conference and Trade Show, APDT members can learn, meet, and try out thousands of exciting new canine products, all under one roof. No wonder it’s the highlight of the year for our members.Start Planning