Unlocking the World of Avian Certification Courses through IBPSA
Do you work in avian pet care? Do you have staff who work with pet birds? When it comes to providing top-notch care for our feathered friends, it’s essential to be well-informed and trained in avian pet care. The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) offers a range of certification courses designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to care for avian companions. In this blog, we’ll explore two of these valuable certifications: the Avian Pet Care Provider and the Avian Pet Care Specialist.
Avian Pet Care Provider Certification
The Avian Pet Care Provider certification is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in caring for birds. This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in avian care, covering fundamental topics that will prepare you for a successful career in avian pet care.
Basic Avian Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding the unique anatomy and physiology of birds is crucial for their well-being. This course delves into the intricacies of avian biology.
Virtual Assessment of Avians
Learn how to differentiate between normal and abnormal behavior in birds through virtual assessments, a valuable skill for remote monitoring.
Gain insights into the behavior patterns of various avian species, helping you understand and cater to their specific needs.
Safety and Handling Techniques
Discover safe and effective methods for handling avians in a boarding environment, ensuring both their safety and yours.
Explore how avian health is influenced by their environment, nutrition, and basic emergency care. Learn to recognize signs of distress and respond appropriately.
Completing the Avian Pet Care Provider course typically takes around 8 hours of study and coursework.
Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive your Avian Pet Care Provider Certificate, validating your knowledge and skills in avian pet care. Additionally, this course offers 8.0 PACCC CEU credits, a valuable credential for pet care professionals. The certification also comes with a digital badge that the learner may post on their digital profiles.
Avian Pet Care Specialist Certification
Building on the foundation provided by the Avian Pet Care Provider course, the Avian Pet Care Specialist certification takes your avian expertise to the next level. This advanced course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in avian pet care.
Intake Policies and Records
Understand the intricacies of intake policies and record-keeping specific to avian guests in your care.
Medical Emergencies and First Aid
Learn how to handle medical emergencies and provide essential first aid to avians, ensuring their well-being in critical situations.
Geriatric and Special Needs Pets
Gain expertise in caring for geriatric birds and those with special needs, ensuring their comfort and quality of life.
Commonly Seen Medical Problems
Familiarize yourself with the most common medical issues affecting avians and learn how to address them effectively.
Medications and Nutrition
Master the administration of medications and provide optimal nutrition for avian guests, promoting their health and vitality.
Develop essential skills for building strong client relationships, fostering trust and ensuring their peace of mind.
Upon successful completion of the Avian Pet Care Specialist course, you will receive your Certified Avian Pet Care Specialist certificate, demonstrating your advanced knowledge and proficiency in avian pet care. The certification also comes with a digital badge that the learner may post on their digital profiles.
We have added Avian Specialists on MyRightBird’s site to help consumers find qualified avian specialists as well.
The International Boarding & Pet Services Association offers these invaluable avian certification courses to help individuals like you become experts in avian pet care. Whether you’re just starting your journey or looking to enhance your skills, these courses provide the knowledge and certification you need to provide top-tier care to our feathered companions.