Press Releases Pet Sitters International Announces New Certification Published 3 years ago on August 22, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet It recognizes qualified, competent professionals. (Press Release) KING, NC — Pet Sitters International, educational association for professional pet sitters, has announced a new certification that outlines the body of knowledge necessary for professional pet sitters and offers a knowledge-assessed examination specifically for the pet-sitting industry. “As the pet-care industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it’s more important than ever before that professional pet sitters have a way to demonstrate their knowledge and distinguish themselves as qualified, competent professionals,” said PSI President Patti J. Moran. “It’s also vital that pet owners understand what to look for when selecting pet-care providers, and we encourage them to look for a pet sitter who has earned the CPPS—Certified Professional Pet Sitter designation.” PSI has obtained the legally trademarked certification mark of CPPS — Certified Professional Pet Sitter — to award to professional pet sitters who successfully demonstrate their knowledge and skills by obtaining a passing score on the CPPS Exam. The CPPS exam evaluates pet sitters’ knowledge of pet care, pet safety, health and sanitation, and best business practices. Advertisement For more than two decades, PSI has offered pet-sitting courses and programs to help pet sitters obtain the knowledge and skill set necessary to own and operate professional pet-sitting businesses, but this new exam is the first of its kind in the industry. “While our educational programs have been invaluable in providing thousands of pet sitters with the information they needed to successfully start and grow their businesses over the years, PSI understands that changes in the industry require us to take the next steps to recognize the most qualified professional pet sitters,” said Moran. “Equally as important are our ongoing efforts to educate the pet-owning public about the importance of these standards in the pet-sitting industry. Today’s pets are true family members who deserve the very best care when an owner can’t be there.” To learn more about the CPPS Exam, visit www.petsit.com/certification. Related Topics:associationseducationpet sittersPet Sitters International click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like PSI Names 2021 Pet Sitter of the Year Coastal Pet Products Grants 3 Scholarships to Animal Behavior College How to Find Staff for Your Pet-Sitting or Dog-Walking Business Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases23 hours ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases23 hours ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases24 hours ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines4 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?