The CPBT-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. 

IATCB accepts applications from teachers, instructors, and hosts of such events using a CEU request form. If you wish to have an event that you are attending evaluated for IATCB CEUs please ask the host to complete the form and email it to IATCB.

When you attend an event that has been approved by IATCB for CEUs, please use the Event Attendance form and email it to to claim your CEUs

Events approved for IATCB CEUs

This is a dynamic list so please return to this page periodically to check for the latest updates.

Event Name CEUs
Advanced Animal Training for Horses 24
AMBA Annual Conference - 2019 24.5
Art and Science of Animal Training - 2019 11.5
ASAT 2020 11.5
Avian Ambassadors Raptor Handling Class 12.0
AZA - Managing Animal Enrichment & Training Programs 30
AZA - Principles of Program Animal Management 30
AZA Animal Training Applications in Zoo and Aquarium Settings 30.0
AZAIIMATA Annual Conference (Education/Animal managment track) 2019 20.0
Care and Management of Captive Raptors Workshop; Zoom in – MN Raptor Center Virtual 15
Carolina Raptor Center - Medical Care 6.75
Carolina Raptor Center - Raptor Husbandry 6.75
Carolina Raptor Center - Raptor Training 6.75
Dog-iBox Seminars - Visit various
IAATE 2020 - Workshop - Avian Education 2.0
IAATE 2020 Workshop - Advanced Training 5.0
IAATE 2020 Workshop - Enrichment 2.0
IAATE 2020 Workshop -Bird Shows 2.0
IAATE Annual Conference - 2020 10.5
Living and Learning with Animals 16.0
National Association for Interpretation - 2019 National Conference 25.0
National Association for Interpretation Regional Workshop 15
NEI - Ambassador Animal Training and Welfare Online Course 8
NEI - Contemporary Animal Training and Management 30.0
NEI - TEC Talks - CEUs are for each session 1.5
NEI Professional Bird of Prey Training and Husbandry Workshop 30
NEI Tec Talks - Visit Various
Phoenix Landing - 2021 Mini Wellness Retreat: Mind, Body and Spirit of Parrots 5
San Diego Global - Animal Show Development 1.0
San Diego Global - Enrichment (PS) 2.5
San Diego Global - Ethics (PS) 2.5
San Diego Global - Fundamentals of Animal Learning 2.5
San Diego Global - Government Regulations and Inspections 2.5
San Diego Global - Hand Rearing Avian Neonates 1
San Diego Global - Infection Control in Program Animals 1
San Diego Global - Interpretation basics (Module 1) 2.5
San Diego Global - Interpretation basics (Module II) 2.5
San Diego Global - Introduction to Nutrician 2.5
San Diego Global - Operant Conditioning and Behavior Management 2.5
San Diego Global - Record Keeping 2.5
San Diego Global - Safe Handling and Restraint 2.5
San Diego Global - Working Safely with Dangerous Animals 2.5
San Diego Global - Worms, Germs,and you (Introduction to Zoonotic Diseases) 0.5
San Diego Global - Zoonotic Disease and Biosecurity 3.0
SANCCOB Keeper Exchange Program 10.0
Smart Reinforcement with Ken Ramirez 20
The Aggression in Dogs Master Course 19
The Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology 14
Workshop It! by Cassie Malina 2
WREN Wildlife Rehabilitation Symposium at UGA 14
Your PORTL to Shaping - Aug 2019 11.5
Your PORTL to Shaping - Sept 2019 11.5
Zoo Atlanta - 6th Annual Ambassador Bird Welfare Workshop 8
Zoo Atlanta - Working Bird Husbandry Workshop 18.75

IATCB requires proof of completion of the above events. In the case of events that provide a cetificate of completion please email a copy of this to IATCB. In cases where where no certificate is provided please contact IATCB for the required form before attending so that the host may complete and sign it. Again, send a copy of the form to IATCB.

Please note that all CEUs MUST be claimed with two (2) months of the event, submissions will not be accepted after this period!

Once awarded the CEUs will be posted to the certificants online profile.