The NYC Health Code requires that all pet shops or businesses that sell, groom, or board cats, dogs or other small animals, must have someone with a certificate in Animal Care & Handling on duty when the business is open to the public. Students who complete this course and pass the final exam are certified in Animal Care & Handling. The exam is given at the end of the class and certificates are awarded upon passing of the exam.
Frequency and Duration: This course is offered up to twice a year depending on demand. It is a 12-hour class, held over two six-hour days.
How to Register:
- Online: You can register and pay for this course online. To register online you must pay by American Express, Master Card or Discover credit cards, Master Card debit cards, or by check if you have both your account number and bank routing number*. A 2.49% convenience fee will be added to the cost of the class when paying by credit card. Register and pay for this class.
- In Person: You may also register for the class by going in person to the Citywide Licensing Center. Certified check, money order, American Express, Master Card or Discover credit cards, and Master Card Debit Cards are accepted*. Cash is not accepted.
The Citywide Licensing Center
New York, NY 10004
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location of Class:
NYC Health Academy
East Harlem Multi-Service Center, Second Floor
413 East 120 Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues)
New York, NY 10035
*The City of New York is committed to providing multiple convenient payment methods to its customers. MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards may be used to make payments on this site. However, due to Visa operating rules, we do not accept Visa credit or debit cards.