Low Stress Handling Silver Certification


Silver Certification

For Individuals, Hospitals, and Petcare Businesses

Show your dedication to Low Stress Handling with Silver-Level Certification.

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling. Certification coursework for each individual consists of 10 lecture/labs in a set order (20 coursework hours viewed online), followed by multiple-choice exams after each course and a final exam at the end of the program. After passing each exam with a score of 90% correct or higher, the individual receives Certification in Low Stress Handling, Silver-Level.

Coursework earns 20 AAVSB-approved CEU (CCPDT and IAABC CEU also available) and a certificate of completion. A downloadable workbook with study tips, discussion questions and practice exercises is included. The workbook is available to registered participants through ProProfs. Certification is open to all individuals including instructors, technician students, pre-veterinary students, groomers, etc. Please notify CattleDog Publishing at [email protected] when you complete the course if you are seeking CCPDT or IAABC CE units. It is the responsibility of each participant to report their completion of courses to RACE.

Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling methods. Certification requires that over 50% of staff (including part-time) become individually certified at the Silver-Level as described above. This certification is open to any petcare business.

Individuals and hospitals have 180 days to complete the course once they have signed up. For additional information, please see our Certification Guide at Any questions should be directed to CattleDog Publishing at [email protected]

Please note that the online, printable certificate generated through Proprofs is low resolution. As a thank you gift for completing certification, we will send you a certificate as well as a name badge for free, once you confirm your mailing address with our office. There is no charge other than international shipping.

If you are having issues with ProProfs: 

  • If you are experiencing any problems signing in, or with the course itself, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance. Please also save all emails from ProProfs or take screenshots of the problem to help us resolve any issues that may occur.
  • Customers can also contact ProProfs within three (3) business days of their purchase in order to receive a refund.

Created by Dr. Sophia Yin, the developer of the Low Stress Handling techniques.

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