Certifications

Exotic Animal Training and Management Program

Exotic Animal Training and Management Program

Students in the Exotic Animal Training and Management program are required to work at America's Teaching Zoo most days and weekends. This requirement is in addition to the long hours and days spent working with and caring for the animals, and attending classes. Our Zoo has almost 200 different animals, and is maintained and run entirely by the students. Responsibility is a key commitment to this program. Graduates of the EATM program are working all over the world, in many different situations involving animals. They are training dolphins and other marine mammals, doing conservation work, training animals for television and films, working at zoos and theme parks, running their own animal businesses and more. The graduating student receives a certificate or associate degree upon  completion of each of the required EATM courses.



Animal Behavior Management Alliance

Animal Behavior Management Alliance

The Animal Behavior Management Alliance, (ABMA) is a not-for-profit corporation with a membership comprised of animal care professionals and other individuals interested in enhancing animal care through training and enrichment. The ABMA is intended to be nurturing and informative, and was created to serve trainers, handlers, and keepers of animals, irrespective of species.



National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

NAPPS is a member association for full- and part-time pet sitters. NAPPS is the only national nonprofit U.S. trade association for individuals with pet sitting businesses. It is operated for and by its members. NAPPS also provides many tools and resources to its members at no additional cost.