IATCB Certification


In early 2011 the International Association of Trainers and Educators (IAATE) established a Professional Development Committee to investigate and develop a program for the certification of avian trainers. Over the next year the Professional Development Committee researched professional certification programs and made contact with The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC). PTC, based in New York, has developed many certification programs across a broad range of professions.

Under the guidance of PTC the International Avian Trainers Certification Board (IATCB) was established by IAATE in July 2012.

The aim of IAATE in establishing the IATCB was to provide an independent certification body to develop and manage examinations for trainers and educators working with birds.

IAATE sees this certification as a valuable tool for both individuals and employers for demonstrating not only a level of knowledge about bird training but also a commitment to ongoing personal development. IATCB is an independent 501(c)3 corporation.


For more information about the CPBT-KA program please visit IATCB's website http://www.iatcb.org


IAATE Professional members are eligible for a discounted rate for the Certification Exam.

If you are a Professional Member, you can find the promo code on your profile, or on this page shown below if you are logged in.


Please feel free to contact us using the contact form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.



The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators

is an organization for individuals who are active in the field of avian training and who are involved in environmental education programs.

IAATE was founded to foster communication, professionalism and cooperation among those individuals who serve Avian Science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.



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