Please note: CE providers require attendees to self-report their hours. The HSUS will not be reporting CEs on behalf of any attendees, unless otherwise notated next to the specific credit. The HSUS does not take responsibility in the case that the governing body chooses not to accept pre-approved CEs for any reason.

Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA)

The Humane Society of the United States is an approved provider of content that enhances professional competence and aligns with the 5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications. Every hour of training equals 1 CE towards CAWA certification.

    National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA)

    This conference has been approved for Continuing Educational Units by the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). National certificate holders can submit for credit consistent with the NACA CEU policy located at

    American Association of Veterinary State Boards (RACE)

    The Animal Care Expo sessions listed below have been submitted for approval for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Contact HSVMA at for further information.

    Session title Credit hours Medical
    Canine assessment for risk behavior 5.5 No
    Equine and farm animals: Investigative techniques and animal husbandry 5.5 No
    Humane care on a shoestring: Leveraging the ASV guidelines for care without breaking the bank 5.5 No
    Kittens: Health and lifelong well-being 5.5 Yes
    Rethinking our response: Navigating the nuance of animal cruelty 5.5 No
    Shelter medicine strategies for foster-based rescues 1.25 No
    It doesn’t have to hurt: Recognizing chronic pain in cats 1.25 Yes
    What veterinary social work and animal welfare can teach the next generation of veterinary professionals 1.25 No
    Using telehealth and standing orders to get the most out of your medical team 1.25 No
    One Health approach to access to care and cultural competency in pet support services 1.25 No
    Serving pets of unsheltered people in your community 1.25 No
    No mud, no lotus: Rebuilding resilience to find our way forward 1.25 No
    Changing perspective: Fear Free, a kind approach 1.25 No
    Treatment cocktails for neonatal and pediatric kittens 1.25 Yes
    Stress first aid: 7 Cs of self-care, peer support, and leadership in high stress workplaces 1.25 No
    Managing feline upper respiratory disease in shelters 1.25 Yes
    Pain assessment, management and prevention in shelter animals 1.25 Yes
    Providing veterinary care when resources are limited 1.25 No
    Hospice, a gift we can give 1.25 No
    Transport to save lives: Mitigating infectious disease 1.25 Yes
    Rabbit behavior: Preventing and responding to aggression 1.25 No
    Sophia Yin’s General Handling Principles: Low-stress handling in the sheltering world 1.25 Yes
    Pathway planning for shelter behavior cats 1.25 Yes
    Effectiveness and sustainability high volume spay/neuter 1.25 Yes
    Mission critical for animal welfare – Prioritizing DEI in our work 1 No

    Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

    The following sessions have been approved for continuing education units by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Any attendees wishing to claim CCPDT CEs at relevant Expo sessions are responsible for signing in at the session and providing their certificant number. The Expo team will report all sign-ins after the event so you can claim your CEs.

    The Animal Care Expo team is in the process of finalizing our schedule of sessions for Expo 2023. Once sessions have been finalized, we will be submitting relevant sessions for pre-approval for the following continuing education credits:

    • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

    This page will be updated as sessions are approved by these CE providers.