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PetCPR+ Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Certification Course

The PetCPR+ Certification program is our flagship program designed to teach the participant the fundamentals of canine and feline CPR and First Aid. It is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners. This course will provide an overview of what to do for a pet in an emergency situation prior to getting veterinary care. Curriculum for all classes is developed by licensed veterinary professionals using veterinary industry standard methods of emergency medical care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
  • How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency
  • How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals
  • How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care
  • How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
  • Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency
  • How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, choking and more
  • How to perform the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)

Course participants will receive the following:

  • A copy of our 88+ page full color Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Reference Guide E-book (printed books may be purchased at this link to be shipped to you). Purchase Print Copy
  • 2 year subscription to the Pet Emergency Education Online Resource Center
  • Upon successful completion and receiving a passing score on all assessments, an official certificate may be printed immediately at the link under the final exam section 
  • (purchase official certification wallet cards custom printed with your name and mailed free shipping) Order Now
  • Copyright access to use the PetCPR+ logo to promote that you are certified

CLICK HERE to access your e-book

Technical Tips

Unfortunately Pet Emergency Academy cannot be responsible for the access to technology each participant has nor their computer, internet and browser capabilities.   While someone such as yourself completes one of our courses, we highly recommend using Google Chrome and having a solid, stable internet connection.  Internet connections on public WiFi are unpredictable and not recommended.  Also using a smartphone to complete a course is not recommended due to limited visual ability and varying signal access.  For technical issues please email

Course Outline:

This online training consists of video presentations and tutorials which are asynchronous and can be viewed at the participants own pace. Participants may log in and out as much as they like but must complete the training within 30 days from the date they purchased the registration. Videos and tutorials are presented by Pet Emergency Education staff and our veterinary affiliates. Video presentations are tracked and progress is monitored throughout this training. There are 3 learning modules in the training and a quiz at the end of each module. You must complete a module and pass the corresponding quiz in order to move on to the next module. The final exam will be available after you have passed each of the module quizzes with a 100%.

Module #1 Triage and transporting sick/injured animals

Module #2- Emergency first aid for dogs and cats

Module #3- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Choking

Each module has assigned readings. These readings include chapters in the course reference guide and articles from other veterinary sources that compliment the topics being covered in that module.

A cumulative final exam is to be taken at the end of the course and will cover all of the material presented throughout the entire course. Quizzes and and tests are timed and you have 30 minutes to complete each one. If the timer reaches 30 minutes and you have not completed the assessment, your test will close and any unanswered questions will be logged in as zeros.

You must achieve 100% on each quiz and the final exam in order to pass the course.  You have unlimited attempts to pass each assessment.

*IMPORTANT* Certificates are available to  you as soon as you complete this course. If you are in need of continuing education credits, the certificate qualifies as a CE certificate. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

**Course meets the requirements for 3 RACE approved of continuing education credits for veterinary professionals, 3.5 CEU for the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, 3 CEU for Pet Sitters International, 3 CEU for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, 3 CEU International Association of Canine Professionals, 3 CEU for Professional Animal Care Certification Council and 3 CEU for National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors.

“This program 779-30516 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.”


For technical support with your course, please contact or call 844-PET-CPR9

Support is available Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm PST (US)


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