Why Get Certified?


Professional credentials assure customers, professional associations, and consulting veterinary staff that they are working with people who are knowledgeable and current in basic animal care and husbandry.

How PIJAC’s Certification Works

Applicants are mailed a certification package containing a manual divided into chapters on animal care and maintenance and a final examination to complete. Examinations are returned to PIJAC for grading. Once we determine you have successfully completed the program, a certificate is mailed to you. Certifications must be renewed every three years. See below for instructions on Recertification.

Current Programs

Certified Avian Specialist (CAS) Download Application


Recertification is required every three years. To obtain recertification information contact our administrative office.


Contact 202-452-1525 ext 1090 with questions about PIJAC's certification program.