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March 17, 2021
April 17 – May 1, 2021
September 15, 2021
October 16 – October 30, 2021
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The CPBT-KA and CPAT-KA credential is valid for 5 years from the date it is awarded. To renew the credential a certificant must either re-take the examination after 5 years or accumulate sixty Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) by attending IATCB approved workshops, seminars, classes, or conferences. Head over to here to check out a list of approved CEUs!
Be sure to submit your CEU requests as soon as possible. Requests for CEUs more than two months after an event will not be accepted. Make sure to read the CEU Policy for the rules governing CEU awards.
Monterey Bay Aquarium lends ultra-cold freezer for vaccine storage
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine needs to be stored at minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. With the aquarium freezer, Natividad has been able to store its shipment of the vaccine.
The first doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived at the hospital on Dec. 17, shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted it emergency use authorization. Based on public health guidance, Natividad is prioritizing those first vaccines for health care workers based on COVID-19 exposure risk. Read On…
Muskox; Ovibos moschatus
Muscox are a circumpolar species native to Canada, Greenland, and up until the late 1800's, Alaska. The species was reintroduced to Alaska from animals captured in Greenland in the 1930's. They live north of the tree line on the arctic tundra. They have barrel-shaped bodies with short legs, and their entire bodies are covered with fur except for the small area between the nostrils and lips. Both sexes have cream-colored horns with black tips that grow together at the center of the head, drop down along side of head, then curve up to form sharp hooks. These horns grow with age. Their guard hairs are the continuously growing dark hairs that create the characteristic long, shaggy coat. This hair can grow long enough to brush the ground on older muskox. This long hair is sometimes referred to as a skirt. The guard hairs act as protection against wind and precipitation, as well as insects. The insulating winter coat of muskox is know as qiviut. It begins growing in the fall and will shed out through the guard hair in the spring. They are a social species and much of the behavior is based on the harem breeding system. Muskoxen live in herds as small as 5 animals during the summer, and may join with other small groups to form herds as large as 60 individuals in the winter. These larger groups help provide for protection from both the elements and predators. IUCN list this species as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is not declining at anything close to the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
The International Avian Trainers Certification Board and the International Animal Trainers CertificationBoard, IATCB, offers you a way to gain professional credibility, increase your earnings potential, and advance your career. We live in a competitive world, and animal trainers are no different than anyone else looking for advanced knowledge and skill in their profession. IATCB endorses voluntary certification by examination for all professionals involved with animals, including trainers, educators, handlers, veterinarians, and all others involved in the care and handling of animals.