Courses & CE Classes/Electives

A.C.A.N. Courses/Classes


Gain personal knowledge in true naturopathic health care for animals by taking our classes or gain internationally recognized qualifications and certification as a Natural Animal Heath Coach by taking one of our animal naturopathy certification courses – all online.*

Our mission and goal is to empower our students with confidence, through thorough education, to remove fear and enable them to make their own choices that transform the lives of animals and their caregivers with the truth about health.

Online learning, also known as distance learning, correspondence study, home study or independent study, is a non-traditional educational process which exists outside a classroom setting.

A.C.A.N. is a front-runner and the only source for education in true animal naturopathy in the world. We have students currently studying with us in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, China, South Africa, Canada, and all over the United States.

Our courses are interactive with discussion/study group and live chats where students can ask questions and communicate with each other as well as with the instructors.

As in all educational courses/classes, the student will be required to purchase books and/or DVDs in addition to the course/class fee. The average course materials cost is about $70.00 (U.S.D.) give or take, depending on whether books are bought new, used or if the student may already have one or two in their library already. As you enter other class modules the costs may drop as you will have some of the products from previous modules now in your possession.

* Due to the amount of work done online, a basic understanding of computer technology, being fluent in the English language and having access to a computer is necessary. Our classes and courses are only available online so a computer or an iPad are required to take the classes and courses.

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We invite you to take the opportunity to learn, how to prevent dis-ease and aid animals in maintaining optimal wellness throughout their lives. Whether you are interested in just taking better care of your own dogs, horses and cats or you are considering animal health coaching as a career, we look forward to sharing the extremely powerful ancient philosophy and healing art of naturopathy for animals with our students.

Prospective students can choose from certification courses for the career seeker, continuing education classes for the professional or enrichment classes for the animal lover.

Natural animal health classes have become popular today  however our classes and courses offer the education that is not merely a “method” to prevent disease but is a lifestyle that will bring about true health and how to maintain it.   For those seeking a better understanding of true naturopathic health for their own companion animals as well as natural animal care professionals looking for a more comprehensive education and certification,  our courses will prepare and qualify the student to take the board certification examination to become certified in animal naturopathy.

ACAN’s courses teach you how to promote and support a healthy lifestyle for animals that effectively combines the properties of physical function, immunity and mental wellness. You will receive continuous assessment and instructor feedback to help to keep you motivated throughout the course work.


For a list of our Certification Courses and Requirements: See our Certification Courses Page

More questions about our classes or certification courses? See our FAQ Page

Continuing Education or Electives

The American Council of Animal Naturopathy requires those who have been certified in animal naturopathy to have completed a minimum of  30 Continuing Education (CE)  hours of A.C.A.N. approved continuing education in order to renew their certification annually.

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Students, graduates and practitioners are encouraged to continue to expand their knowledge in Animal Naturopathy by learning one or more of the different animal healthcare modalities. We believe that it is best to continue to learn and experience how nature works through the various modalities of natural animal health.

Our purpose in requiring electives and/or continuing education is to add to the student/practitioners and/or consultants’ knowledge base. The more you know, the better you can serve animals. Rarely does any single modality stand alone. It is best to have many resources available.

Online Course Refund Policy

Potential students should carefully review our class and certification course outlines prior to enrolling. If you have any questions about the suitability of the content and whether our programs are for you, please e-mail us through our contact form during normal business hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm MT Monday through Friday.

Due to the nature of online content, we cannot issue refunds for our classes or courses once a username and password have been issued. There are no exceptions.

Even though the American Council of Animal Naturopathy is a privately owned and operated entity, we still uphold the first amendment in respecting and protecting the religious liberty rights of our instructors and students of all faiths or none. You may find statements within the books, articles, audios or videos within the class work that speak of personal spiritual beliefs of the author or speaker.