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NAPPS University

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). 

Cost - $245.00 NAPPS Member / $395.00 Non-Member 

Non-Members must create a free account before starting the Course. You can create a Non-Member account here.

Passing Score - Once 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.

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.


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Pet Care Certificate Courses 

Caring For Parrots 

Parrot care is a specialty for pet sitters and requires expert knowledge. Buff up on your parrot knowledge with everything from basic behavior problems, nutrition, safety, and health issues.


Caring For Senior Dogs 

All the information you need for the care and comfort of senior dogs, including signs of illness, nutrition,
and more.


Caring For Toy Dogs 

Toy dogs have special needs, from nutrition to behavior concerns, and require a knowledgeable pet sitter. Learn how to make sitting for small dogs a pleasure.


Complete Horse Care 

Pet sitters are surrounded with horse care opportunities, many may not even have given it a thought, assuming anything outside of small animals doesn’t count as pet sitting. Why not open a door into equine care.


Feline Behavioral Issues 

This course covers everything from poor litter habits, fighting between cats, introducing a new cat to the home and more. Help yourself and your clients problem-solve for those challenging cats.


The Chicken Chick's Guide To Backyard Chickens

The Chicken Chick's Guide takes enthusiasts through all aspects of small-flock ownership.
 You'll find all the info you need on feeding, housing, flock health and more. 


Canine Body Language

Ever wish you could talk to your dog? With this bible of canine body language you can learn to read him! Well-organized, loaded with photos and detailed explanations, it helps you interpret your dog's emotions and, indeed, thoughts.





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