Certificate Program


Animal Career Academy offers 5 certificate programs:


Dog Grooming School

Dog Training School

Pet Massage Therapist School

Pet Caregiver School

Pet Business School

Before applying to one of our programs, you must first meet the following prerequisites and have the necessary characteristics:

Be at least 18 years of age OR have the written parent or guardian.

Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.

Have a passion for working with dogs.


Evaluate your own desire to work with canines on a daily basis, knowing all dogs won't be cooperative or predictable.


Be willing to work long, physically strenuous days.


Have patience to work with dogs that have difficult canine behaviors without becoming upset or distrustful.


Be able to accept constructive criticism, learn from it, and objectively evaluate your own work in order to improve your skills and abilities.


Be interviewed by a representative of the Academy.


Visit Animal Career Academy to tour the school, meet the faculty, observe classes, and become personally acquainted with our objectives and culture.

Complete an ACA application form and submit $25 application fee.

Receive and review the school catalog.