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AAC Certification Application


You've completed the requirements for professional certification in animal-assisted counseling (AAC). To apply for certification, you will need the following items:

  • AAC Certification Fee - a fee of $75 covers administrative costs for certification; pay this fee PRIOR to completing the Certification Application on the Registration page
  • AAC Clinical Hours Log - documenting 100 direct hours of counseling with your therapy animal and 10 hours of AAC supervision
  • Personal Professional Liability Insurance Policy - documenting that you are currently covered for animal-assisted counseling/therapy 
  • AAC Certification Attestation Form - acknowledging that you will abide by AAC Academy certification policies. You can download a copy of the form here. You will need to sign, scan, and upload the form in this application.

Please complete the information below and upload the forms listed above.

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Certification Forms

After submitting your materials, please allow three weeks for us to review documents and mail your certification and renewal card. AAC certification is valid for two years.