Canine Assessment of Risk for Shelters (CARS)
Enrollment for the 2023 Spring Cohort closes January 20, 2023
Program overview: This series of educational modules will prepare participants to effectively use the Canine Assessment of Risk for Shelters (CARS) tool.
Cohort structure: Learners will join a cohort that will meet virtually for four months via the Litmos LMS platform. Each cohort will be invited to twice-monthly (bi-weekly) hour-long, live meetings via Zoom so that questions can be answered live and cases discussed. Attendance in this live sessions is optional. but highly recommended. The Zoom sessions will be recorded and shared only with the cohort.
Prerequisite: Participants must demonstrate significant knowledge of canine communication signals via a pre-assessment. If the pre-assessment is not passed, the participant will be automatically enrolled in a series of courses on canine communication to complete before moving forward to the CARS modules. Graduates of the Shelter Playgroup Alliance educational program will have this pre-requisite waived.
Materials: The Canine Assessment of Risk for Shelters (CARS) book is required for this course. A digital copy of the book will be provided to registrants. Paperback and e-book versions are available via Amazon.com.
Registration process: Individuals interested in joining each cohort must submit payment via the Shelter Playgroup Alliance website.
$250 for individuals
$525 for shelter or rescue groups of three
$1,500 for shelter or rescue groups of 10
Completion time frame: Learners will be expected to complete approximately 1.5 modules per week during the 16 week period (four months), which will require 60-90 minutes per week. All of the modules must be completed to earn CEUs and/or a certificate of completion. The total seat time per week represents a combination of reviewing the modules, completing assessments, and completing assignments.
Learner Agreement: Each learner must sign an agreement stating that they will agree to the discussion rules, not screen record the sessions or content, nor use any of the materials provided for their own financial gain without prior written consent. Violation of the learner agreement will result in immediate account deactivation.