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NAPPS Certification Course Introduction
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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.

Deadline - The deadline to complete the NAPPS Certification Course is 6-months (from date of purchase). 

Passing ScoreOnce you complete and submit the entire course/exam, you will be notified via email of your resultsSuccessful completion of the NAPPS Certification (a passing overall score of 75% or better must be obtained), if you do not pass the course/exam, you are eligible to re-take the course/exam one additional time at no cost.

Marketing ToolsUpon successful completion of your NAPPS Certificationyou will receive the following tools to market your accreditation.

  • Press Release Template (to distribute to your local newspaper on your accomplishment)
  • NAPPS Certification Logo (to use on your website and/or business cards)
  • The NAPPS Certification ICON will be placed on the Pet Sitter Locator page by your contact information

Benefits of Certification include:

  • 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.

Insurance DiscountsNAPPS Certified Professional Pet Sitters will receive an additional 15% discount through the NAPPS’ official insurer, Business Insurers of the Carolinas.

Re -CertificationNAPPS Certification is good for three (3) years. In order to maintain your NAPPS Certification status, you must re-certify by either presenting evidence of a total of 30 Continued Educational Units (CEUs) in at least two out of three categories listed below:  

  1. NAPPS Service 
  2. Community Service
  3. Individual Study
The cost for this option is $75.00
You can retake the entire test again. The cost for this option is $175.00

NOTE: If you allow your certification to expire, you will need purchase and re-take the entire certification exam again

CEU's: This spreadsheet outlines accepted CEUs 

Request for Evaluation (RFE) - The purpose of the RFP process is to evaluate credit(s) given to a academic course, webinar, seminar, conference, workshop or event related to the pet sitting industry that is not listed in the current CEU chart.

Mail a complete RFE form & supporting documentation(s), along with $25 processing fee to NAPPS Headquarters - or email your request along with other supporting documents.

You may submit as many RFE's at one time for the $25 processing fee.
NAPPS will notify you within 30 days of approval (and the number of credits assigned to your activities) or non-approval of you RFE(S). 

NAPPS Certificate Courses You can use the NAPPS Certificate Courses to obtain a few of your individual study requirements.