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How Do I Become A NICE Dog Trainer full member?


Welcome to the National Institute of Canine Ethics application process for Dog Trainer at level three.

Your application to become a full member of NICE must include evidence of your theoretical knowledge and understanding at this level and this exam will lead to the practical assessment at the same level. 

This assessment will gather evidence of your knowledge and understanding through written exam questions. You will be provided with revision subjects and guidance for completing the exam.

On successful completion of this assessment, you will receive a certificate of achievement and can move onto to your practical assessment before becoming a NICE Full member. 


This Exam Contains


  • Exam Guidance
  • Exam Part 1 - Dog Behaviour
  • Exam Part 2 - Dog Learning
  • Exam Part 3 - Dog Training
  • Exam Part 4 - Dog Husbandry, Management and Welfare Legislation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Membership Progression Application

Level 3 Dog Trainer - Examination of Knowledge & Understanding

  • The Level 3 Dog Trainer Exam of Knowledge & Understanding is only applicable to NICE Dog Trainer Student Members. Successful completion of this exam satisfies the criteria to apply for a NICE Dog Trainer Practising Membership.

    Nice Dog Trainer Student Members should only complete this exam if they have NOT completed a level 3 course approved by the ABTC. A full list of approved courses is available in your membership pack.

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