ABCDT-L2 Certification

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ABC Is Not Currently Taking Applications for the ABCDT-L2 Certification

We apologize for the inconvenience. However, we will continue to offer re-certification to trainers who currently hold the ABCDT-L2 certification.


ABCDT-L2 Overview

The ABCDT-L2 is a level 2 dog training certification. The goal of the ABCDT-L2 test is to objectively test a trainers knowledge on a variety of common training philosophies and techniques, whether they use them or not. It is purposely designed not to endorse any single training viewpoint or method. The test is written for dog trainers who have professional dog training experience and have pursued continuing education in this industry. It is the goal of Animal Behavior College that professional trainers who achieve ABCDT-L2 status will be knowledgeable about a broad spectrum of techniques and theories.

Having the ABCDT-L2 designation proves a dog trainer has a solid foundation of dog training experience, as well as knowledge in teaching abilities, learning theory, canine behavior and more. This certification will set ABCDT-L2 trainers apart from other trainers and shows their clients the level of training, experience, and knowledge they have to offer!

Re-Certifying Your ABCDT-L2

All ABCDT-L2 certifications will expire at the end of the month listed on your certificate, on the third year following your certification.

In order to maintain your certification, you must complete and submit 42 units of approved continuing education every three years. There is also a renewal fee of $275.00 USD. In lieu of the required amount of continuing education units, you may choose to retake the 300-question certification exam. Once you pass the exam, you will receive your ABCDT-L2 certificate via the ABCDT-L2 Certification Center.
For more information and to submit proof of continuing education, please email or upload your documents to your ABCDT-L2 account.
To see our list of approved continuing education units click here.
Note: If a course you took is not on the list, it may still be eligible for CEUs. Please email us at for assistance.