The Association for Animal-Assisted Interventions Professionals (AAAIP) will be a professional home for health care providers, educators, and others to gain the knowledge needed to safely and ethically practice animal-assisted interventions while advancing the field.
Inspired by a gap in services and based on in-depth market analysis, AAAIP is being built on an approach to meet the field where it is while facilitating advancements as the field and AAAIP grow.
Professionals who will be interested in AAAIP membership:
AAAIP will offer the following services to its members:
A certification exam will also be launched in 2022. This exam will assess professional knowledge in integrating AAI as a complementary treatment modality within an existing scope of practice. The Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialist (AAIS) certification will examine topics deemed essential by a team of subject matter experts and will help professionals demonstrate an awareness of best practices in AAI that protect client safety and animal welfare.
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Please see our Frequently Asked Questions related to AAAIP and the AAIS certification.