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Animal and Pet Services


Certifications may not be required for a particular business, but they will provide business owners with credibility and a sense of preparedness should an issue arise. Listed below are a few accredited certifications within the industry.

Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP)

​International Boarding & Pet Services Association Certifications

United States Department of Agriculture Certification Programs​

Permits and Licenses

Depending on the nature of a business, an owner may be required to submit license applications with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Select Click Here to learn more.

Additional Information by Business Stage

Starting a 

For many, owning their own business is a dream, but many do not know where to start. For 

information on how to start a business, select the

button below. 

Managing a 

Once a business has been established, new challenges emerge. For information on how to manage a business, select the button below. 

Expanding a 

As a business prospers, it may begin to outgrow its current setup. For information on how to expand a business, select the button below.

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