How do I participate in the ISCC
written examination process?

Sometimes the examination process can seem a bit overwhelming. Particularly if it has been awhile since you were a student. Relax…keep in mind that the ISCC certification program is a multi-level testing process that has been designed to help you achieve your professional goals. It is an educational adventure that is both challenging and rewarding. While it requires commitment and dedication, the rewards are pride, self-esteem, and an enhanced value in a competitive market.

Remember that we are here to support you, and it is a challenge worthy of the effort! Just proceed one step at a time and soon you will have achieved your goals!

You must be a member to participate in our written & practical skills examinations. If you are not a member or need to renew your membership, please visit our ISCC page to join on-line!

Once you are a member, you then need to purchase the ISCC Study Guide, its addendum, and any other study materials as required by the course. ISCC testing is multi-level and involves numerous written examinations. Without the study materials, you will not be able to adequately prepare for the written examinations. The Study Guide and its addendum can be purchased on-line via our Products page. The Pet First Aid book and all other study materials are available through on-line bookstores, local bookstores, or your distributor.

Select the written exam you wish to take and concentrate your efforts upon studying for that exam.
ISCC recommends that you study and prepare for one test at a time.

For a list of Courses and the corresponding programs for each, click on one of the links below:

When you are ready to take an exam, call or email the ISCC office to schedule your test. ISCC written examinations can be scheduled and taken at any ISCC seminar, workshop, symposium, or major trade show where ISCC has a booth. For a complete listing of where we will be, visit our Events page.


If you would like to arrange for a Proctor in your area:

Locate a facility or individual who is willing to act as your Proctor and with whom you have no conflict of interest or close personal relationship.
Forward their name, address, phone number, and email to the ISCC office. We will contact the Proctor to qualify them and then notify you of their approval status. ISCC contact info is located on our Contact Us page.
Once your proctor is approved and when you are ready to take your exam, let the ISCC office know so that your exam can be sent to your Proctor.
When your Proctor has received your exam, you can schedule a convenient date and time to take the exam.

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Last Update: August 23, 2004