We are due to do our exams in October. There are NO CCPDT certified trainers in Ireland so this is a big deal for us. The CCPDT have organised for us to sit our exams in a college here.
Quals and Certification means a lot to all of us. There are 4 of us taking the exam.
"The CCPDT's certification program is based on humane training practices and the latest scientific knowledge related to dog training. Competence and continued growth in training practices is promoted through the recertification of qualified professionals."
Their website is here www.ccpdt.org
Most members are located in the US. I visited the testing suite in NYC last Monday.