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 approved for continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians 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.

To claim your CE credits, you will need to self-report the CE sessions that you have attended at Expo via this SURVEY LINK. Once you complete the survey (you only need to do this once), you will be directed to a link to download a CE certificate for your own records. We will report your survey responses to RACE/CE Broker for auditing purposes. Please note that this is a self-reporting process. You must report your attendance via the SURVEY LINK to receive the CE credits.

Contact HSVMA at for further information.

Session titleCredit hoursMedical
Canine assessment for risk behavior5.5No
Equine and farm animals: Investigative techniques and animal husbandry5.5No
Humane care on a shoestring: Leveraging the ASV guidelines for care without breaking the bank5.5No
Kittens: Health and lifelong well-being5.5Yes
Rethinking our response: Navigating the nuance of animal cruelty5.5No
Shelter medicine strategies for foster-based rescues1.25No
It doesn’t have to hurt: Recognizing chronic pain in cats1.25Yes
What veterinary social work and animal welfare can teach the next generation of veterinary professionals1.25No
Using telehealth and standing orders to get the most out of your medical team1.25No
One Health approach to access to care and cultural competency in pet support services1.25No
Serving pets of unsheltered people in your community1.25No
No mud, no lotus: Rebuilding resilience to find our way forward1.25No
Changing perspective: Fear Free, a kind approach1.25No
Treatment cocktails for neonatal and pediatric kittens1.25Yes
Stress first aid: 7 Cs of self-care, peer support, and leadership in high stress workplaces1.25No
Managing feline upper respiratory disease in shelters1.25Yes
Pain assessment, management and prevention in shelter animals1.25Yes
Providing veterinary care when resources are limited1.25No
Hospice, a gift we can give1.25No
Transport to save lives: Mitigating infectious disease1.25Yes
Rabbit behavior: Preventing and responding to aggression1.25No
Sophia Yin’s General Handling Principles: Low-stress handling in the sheltering world1.25Yes
Pathway planning for shelter behavior cats1.25Yes
Effectiveness and sustainability high volume spay/neuter1.25Yes
Mission critical for animal welfare – Prioritizing DEI in our work1No

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.

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