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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Caretakers who handle wild hunting birds may need to have a falconry license, which means apprenticing to a licensed falconer. Certification for assistant laboratory animal technicians, laboratory animal technicians, and laboratory animal technologists is available from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and may be required by some employers. The International Boarding & Pet Services Association also provides certification for animal caretakers.

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