Pet Bereavement Specialist Certification - Level 1


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This course, Pet Bereavement Specialist Certification Level 1, is the most intensive Pet Bereavement Certification program in our profession. You will learn valuable skills to help you successfully interact with pet families. Through video, interactions and self-directed activities, you will learn effective communication skills, the grief process experienced when someone loses a beloved pet, and strategies for working with families.

Disclaimer: This class is designed to provide you with information to successfully interact with clients and is in no way meant to train you as a professional counselor. Clients should always be referred to professionals for support.

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Price: $295/person

There are three modules in this course:

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Human-Animal Bond
  3. Strategies for Working with Families

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Effectively apply communication skills to support grieving families.
  2. Explain the grief process for pet death and loss.
  3. Identify strategies for working with grieving pet families.
  4. Locate resources for pet loss support.

Course Length:
It will take approximately 3.5 to 4.0 hours to complete this course. 

Instructional Methods:

  • Video
  • Learner interactions
  • Writing reflections

Items Included in the Course Package:

  1. Self-paced, interactive module
  2. Downloadable PDF participant guide
  3. Final exam

Knowledge Assessment:
A 30-question final assessment which includes multiple-choice, multiple-select, and true/false questions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the class and receive a certificate of completion.

A formal certificate will be mailed upon successful completion of the course.

 PET OWNERS PLEASE NOTE: Former members are not entitled to use the IAOPCC membership logo. Please be sure to check our Membership Directory and verify that the Cemetery/Crematory is in fact a current member in good standing and not just borrowing the logo, or you may contact the Home Office directly at 1-800-952-5541 or