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NAPPS Certification

NAPPS Certification Course


    The NAPPS Certification Course is a broad-range and in-depth self-paced course covering all topics relevant to pet sitting, including pet care, health, nutrition and behavior for a variety of animals. It also includes business development and management, pet safety and a complete pet first aid course. The NAPPS Certification acknowledges that the pet sitter is a serious professional who has obtained a high level of expertise through his/her study. Once you have purchased the course, you will receive immediate access to begin taking the course. The deadline to complete the NAPPS Certification Course is 6-months (from date of purchase).

    Completing and Passing the Course

    Certification is awarded once enough credits are earned in each section. Credits are earned by successfully passing a quiz with a score of at least 75%. Possible percentages vary depending on the number of questions of the respective quiz.

    Here is a breakdown of the required credits;

  • Bird Studies - 7
  • Business - 6
  • Cat Studies - 8
  • Dog Studies - 7
  • Exotics - 8
  • Rabbits - 6
  • Pet First Aid - 1

  • Earned credits and their respective quiz scores can be tracked here.

    Once you have earned enough credits, you will be emailed with a prompt to view your new Certificate. You can also view earned Certifications, requirements, and progress here.

    If you do not pass the course/exam, you are eligible to re-take any failed quiz one additional time at no cost. Please contact us via phone or email in order to have your failed quizzes reassigned.

    Benefits of Certification

  • The knowledge that you gain will enhance your skills.
  • An advantage over your competition because you are a trained pet sitter.
  • The completion of the Pet First Aid course preparing you for emergencies.
  • The "NAPPS Certified" logo next to your name in our Pet Sitter Locator and the use of that logo in your marketing.
  • The potential for more referrals from vets, groomers, and other pet professionals.
  • The trust your client has in you because you invest in the care of their pets.
  • The enhanced skills to increase your revenue.
  • Business Insurers of the Carolinas, provides liability insurance discounts for pet sitters who have earned NAPPS Certification.

“Being able to tell our clients that we are NAPPS certified adds a tremendous amount of professionalism and credibility to our business and sets us apart from other pet sitters in this industry.”

Katey Baker & Shannon Shreve,
Co-Owners, Sit.Stay LLC