Continuing education is important in this rapidly changing field. SDCs need 12 CEUs every 3 years to maintain their credential.
We make this financially do-able for SDCs in three ways:
- CEUs already accepted from organizations including the CCPDT, KPA, IAABC and PPAB can be used to meet SDC renewal requirements.
- We recognize some “out of the box” options for CEUs such as some types of volunteer work, reading books on disability issues and community presentations on service dogs.
- We do not charge a renewal fee.*
*We hope to always be able to keep renewals free, but we reserve the right to charge a nominal fee in the future if needed to offset administrative costs. Individuals who allow their certifications to expire may be charged a fee if they later choose to renew.