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


Illinois Small Business Development Center

of McLean County at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Illiinois SBDC color band - FINAL- TRANS
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