How do I become a Certified Professional TWC Trainer?

Certifications are offered on a quarterly basis. Applicants take certification training lessons through Ivan’s online academy, at their own pace, before attending a live 3-day certification practical exam – with graduation following at Ivan’s Plant City facility.

As a certified trainer, what tools/benefits are provided upon certification?

A summary of benefits and tools are listed below.

  • Approved use of the TWC methodology in your business
  • Attend the private monthly Q&A with Ivan
  • Early access to Ivan’s Training Without Conflict™ Podcast
  • Early access to sign up for Ivan’s workshops and seminars
  • Approved use of the official TWC trademarked logo and certification seal in your marketing
  • Approved use of TWC marketing collateral (flyers, ads, digital promotion samples)
  • A listing on the TWC certified trainer page on Ivan’s website
  • Ability to sell approved TWC branded products (shirts, eCollars, etc)
  • Access to the private TWC Professional Facebook community
  • Access to the TWC online Certification Resource Center
  • Invitation to the annual Certified Trainer Retreat (additional fees required; date TBD)

What does the final exam entail?

The final exam includes a written test of your understanding of Ivan’s Training Without Conflict® training methodology. The final written exam takes place during a TWC Trainer's Weekend at the end of of the program. Trainers are provided 3 opportunities within one year to complete the final written exam. If unsuccessful after 3 attempts, they will not be able to complete the TWC Certification and alternative options will be provided.Trainers that successfully pass the final written exam will be notified and provided criteria to demonstrate their skills training a dog or multiple dogs for the practical portion of the final exam. The practical exam takes place once you return home after the trainer's weekend and you are expected to use client dogs to demonstrate your skills.Trainers that successfully pass the written and practical exams will be awarded the title of Training Without Conflict® Certified Professional Dog Trainer and be listed in the TWC Trainer's Directory along with many other perks.

How do I apply for the next virtual Professional Certification group?

The steps are listed below.

  • Step 1 – Apply and pay the $97 application fee.
  • Step 2 – After submitting your application, you will be contacted by Erick Aguirre, the TWC Director of Education, to discuss any questions you may have about the program.
  • Step 3 – Ivan and Erick will evaluate your application and come to a decision on your acceptance into the program.
  • Step 4 – If you are approved, you will be given the registration link to secure your spot in this elite group of participants.

What is the cost for the TWC Professional Dog Trainer Certification Program?

The cost for the program is $10,000 USD.

Do you offer payment plans?

We no longer offer payment plans for the Professional and/or Practitioner Certification Programs.


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Do you offer payment plans?

We no longer offer payment plans for the Professional and/or Practitioner Certification Programs.

Do you offer refunds?

We are not able to issue refunds at this time.