STAGE ONE:  EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified CCC Instructor, the first step is to submit your application, resume and references for review.  A $50 application fee is due upon submission. In the event that your enrollment is refused, your application fee will be refunded. 

Once your application has been accepted, the CCC Instructor Certification course work takes about 9-12 months to complete.  The total cost of tuition for the Connection, Cooperation & Control™ Instructor Certification course work is $1800.00. For most instructors it's a cost that is easily recovered after 6-12 weeks of teaching CCC classes. A $600 down payment is due upon submitting your signed CCC Instructor Agreement, which defines the core values of the CCC program, instructor expectations, and the responsibilities of CCC to certified instructors and others in the program.  The agreement also protects the CCC trademark. In the event that your enrollment is refused, your payment will be refunded in full. 

Not ready to commit?  Try the CCC Level 1 Online Course with your dog. Upon successful completion the fee you paid will be applied toward your tuition if you decide to enroll in the instructor certification program.

Ready to apply?  Download the CCC Instructor Application Kit.


STAGE TWO:  CCC BASICS

The components of Stage Two provide the participant with the basic philosophy, structure and technique of Connection, Cooperation & Control™, including working through the process with a dog, experience teaching others how to incorporate CCC with their own dogs, and demonstrate knowledge of the process and methodology. Your three remaining installments of $400 are due during this stage, at 4, 8 and 12 weeks after signing your instructor agreement.

  • Part A: CCC Level 1 Online Course

    The certification process begins with a six week course which includes the methodology frame work to begin teaching the CCC Level 1 course to clients and dogs. Participants will apply the CCC training system by with either their own dog or a borrowed dog as they work through the course. Videos of each lesson component must be submitted by the program participant for review and feedback as indicated in the course for credit.

  • Part B: Apply the CCC Level 1 Course

    Once the CCC Level 1 course has been completed, participants will apply the techniques by teaching two dog/handler teams, and submitting the following for each team:

    • A video of the finished product

    • A training log recording the number of hours taught

    • An instructor evaluation

  • Part C: The Written Exam

    At the end of Stage Two participants will be expected to pass a written exam with a score of 85% or better. Once the program participant successfully completes the components of Stage Two and passes the exam, he/she will have access to the CCC logo and can begin teaching and advertising CCC classes.


STAGE THREE:  ADVANCED CCC

The components of Stage Three prepare the participant for advanced course work with students.

  • Part A: CCC Level 2 Online Course

    In order to begin teaching CCC Levels 2 to students, program participants must successfully complete the online CCC Level 2 Instructor course. The course takes six weeks to complete. Trainees will experience the lessons as clients do, but will also be provided with the instructional how-to’s as they progress through the course along with quizzes and a test at the end of the course to confirm proficiency of the material and its application. Upon completion participants will apply the techniques by teaching two dog/handler teams, and submitting the following for each team:

    • A video of the finished product

    • A training log recording the number of hours taught

    • An instructor evaluation

·        Once the program participant successfully completes the CCC Level 2 Instructor course, he/she can begin advertising and teaching CCC Level 2 classes.

  • Part B: CCC Level 3 Online Course

    Program participants must successfully complete the six week online CCC Level 2 Instructor course in order to begin teaching the Level 3 course to students. Trainees will experience the lessons as clients do, but will also be provided with the instructional how-to’s as they progress through the course along with quizzes and a test at the end of the course to confirm proficiency of the material and its application. Upon completion participants will apply the techniques by teaching two dog/handler teams, and submitting the following for each team:

    • A video of the finished product

    • A training log recording the number of hours taught

    • An instructor evaluation

Once the program participant completes the components of Stage Three and passes the exam, he/she will be eligible to provide all levels of CCC instruction to individuals or groups.

  • Part C: The Written Exam

    At the end of Stage Three participants will be expected to pass a written exam with a score of 85% or better. Once the program participant successfully completes the components of Stage Three, passes the exam and has paid for the certification course work in full, he/she will have access to the CCC logo and can begin teaching and advertising CCC classes.


STAGE FOUR:  KEEPING YOUR CERTIFICATION CURRENT

A $200 yearly membership fee will be due on the anniversary of the instructor’s certification date. The fee covers the cost of a required annual four lesson online Continuing CCC course which provides the instructor with CCC program advances and the most up-to-date methodology and delivery of the training system along with:

  • Permission to use the CCC brand, logo and to teach CCC

  • Access to CCC merchandise and materials that can be branded with instructor logos

  • Periodic updates and additions to the CCC training manual as necessary

  • Access to new CCC classes, kits, games, articles and ideas as they become available

  • A listing in the national directory on the CCC website

  • The opportunity to be featured on the CCC website, with the option to have a featured page of your own on the site for an additional fee

  • Access to the online CCC instructor community and online support from the founders as needed

  • Webinars with Suzanne Clothier as they become available

  • Discounted pricing and special offers available only to CCC Instructors

Ready to apply?  Download the CCC Instructor Application Kit.