Fear Free Individual Certification Program
Developed by hand-selected, board-certified veterinary behaviorists, veterinary technician behavior specialists, board certified veterinary anesthetists, well-known veterinary practice management experts, and boarded veterinary practitioners experienced in Fear Freesm methods, the Fear Free Certification Program teaches veterinary professionals how to provide calming environments for their patients and educate clients on the advantages of a Fear Free visit for the health and well-being of their pets (as well as that of the pet owner and the hospital team).
Available on VetFolio, the Fear Free Certification Program consists of eight educational modules. It is a RACE-approved course and qualifies for nine (9) hours of CE. To become certified, participants must complete the online educational program and certification exam.
To keep certification active and be eligible for renewal, the following criteria need to be met:
- Annual renewal fee. Payable on vetfolio.com, the renewal fee is $99 per person or what you paid at initial registration, whatever is LOWER. This applies to both individuals and groups.
- Four (4) hours of Fear Free CE each year. This can be done online by taking some of the additional Fear Free courses on VetFolio, or attending a Fear Free workshop or track at any of the annual conferences.
Use of certification:
Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a certificate and use of the certified Fear Free logo to recognize your achievement. The logo can be used on lab coats, business cards, and the practice website, as well as other printed and online communication within and outside of the practice.
Please note that the certificate and the logo are for Fear Free Certified Professionals, not practices. Practices cannot call themselves Fear Free certified – rather, a practice can advertise and communicate that it has Fear Free Certified Professionals on their teams